Back then, patients always had to call for an appointment or queue up at the doctor’s clinic if they needed a check-up. Patients also had to go to a pharmacy to purchase their medicines. This is no longer the case today, however. Let’s see how these traditional practices have been made better with the help of the Internet.
Go online to book an appointment.
Booking an appointment with a doctor online is now quicker and easier with the help of booking platforms. These allow patients to go through the booking process on their end, as the software guides them through the series of steps to secure an appointment. Both the patient and doctor will then receive a reminder, once the schedule is confirmed.
Go through a routine check-up via video conference.
Patients and doctors can now meet for routine check-ups anytime and anywhere over secure video conferencing through telehealth platforms. These platforms allow patients and doctors to share scheduled appointments, medical results and discuss health conditions via email or video. They also facilitate payments, as well as reimbursements, and have an integrated electronic prescription feature linked to participating pharmacies across the U.S.
Now, patients no longer need to travel for a routine appointment and instead use the time they saved for other things. Communication is also made easy through video and email, allowing patients and doctors to get in touch quickly and more frequently.
Purchase medicines at the comfort of your home.
Patients can now purchase medicines and prescriptions online through legal and verified U.S. pharmacies with online ordering services. Customers will be required to provide prescriptions just as when they walk into a physical pharmacy, and will also have access to a licensed pharmacist online. FDA recommends verifying the pharmacy of your choice through their website before making an online purchase.