If you’re interested in medical evaluation and treatment but aren’t comfortable going to a doctor’s office, telehealth with Howard Health & Wellness, in Naples, Florida, is for you. Board-certified internal medicine physician Corey Howard, MD, FACP, FMNM, FAARFM, offers virtual doctor’s visits for added patient comfort and convenience. The next time you’re ill or require assistance managing a chronic disease, call the Howard Health & Wellness office or book an appointment online.
Telehealth, also known as telemedicine, refers to the practice of using telecommunications (iPhone, Computer, iPad) technology to evaluate, diagnose, and care for you using video conferencing over the internet. You may participate in telemedicine appointments using a personal computer with a webcam or smart mobile device with a built-in video camera. Prior to your visit, you will receive a link. By pressing the link, you will be placed into a virtual waiting room, Dr. Howard will be notified, and your virtual visit will begin momentarily. It’s that easy.
Telehealth is appropriate for many types of visits such as monitoring medications, renewals for medications, new non-emergent problems, mental health, and management of your medical conditions. It is also a good alternative to urgent care clinics or emergency rooms for non-emergency situations.
Here are a few of the key benefits of seeing Dr. Howard remotely.
In summary, choosing telehealth and telemedicine services can offer you numerous benefits:
Dr. Howard ensures your information stays private, especially via telemedicine evaluations. While he might recommend you attend in-person visits in some instances, Dr. Howard can evaluate and treat numerous diseases and illnesses via virtual meetings.
During your scheduled telemedicine appointment, Dr. Howard contacts you directly. Dr. Howard asks you about your medical history, including past diagnoses and medications you take, as well as any symptoms you may be experiencing.
He might recommend you undergo certain diagnostic tests as needed, such as a throat or nasal swab, blood tests, urine tests, tissue biopsies, an electrocardiogram (EKG), X-rays, or other diagnostic imaging procedures to diagnose your condition and create a treatment plan. Dr. Howard answers questions you have about your health, wellness, and disease prevention.
Based on your health and lab results, if you require them, Dr. Howard reviews possible treatment options with you. He might recommend:
If you have a complex medical condition requiring a specialist’s care, Dr. Howard can refer out to a highly trained specialist in your area. He personalizes each primary care treatment to best match your unique needs, lifestyle, and preferences.
The next time you have medical questions or need to see a primary care physician, but you’d like to do so virtually, call the Howard Health & Wellness office or request an appointment at DrCorey@howardhealthandwellness.com.