All about Online Doctor Consultation
First, the definition of OMC excludes like telephone-only or radio-based consultations. Second, OMC carries a underlying assumption in the way customers seek medical consultation where they can freely “shop around” for doctor consultation the same way they do for online services. Third, it is about direct doctor- patient or consumer-provider consultations, therefore it will not include doctor-doctor (provider-provider) consultations or consultations for health education and other purposes too. This process goes beyond the common telemedicine practices which are usually limited to specific medical categories for patients within specific geographical/geopolitical regions.
It is beneficial for minor medical conditions that are just as easily treated online as they are in the doctor’s premises – only with added ease and reasonable. These services are an ideal resource for all – particularly those individual who have no health insurance or limited one , who are too sick to leave the house to go to the doctor’s , and those who are often away from home.
Some doctors believe that online consultation means sending emails – but we already know this doesn’t work well. The in and out nature of email means that getting detailed answers is slow and frustrating for doctor and patient alike. But the right way to do online conferencing- asynchronously, where a patient need to fill out a structured online questionnaire that the doctor checks at a subsequent date, and simultaneously, where both parties talk to each other at the same time, using video calling.
This can save precious time for both patients and doctors. If a person take half a day off from his work for only a 10-minute consultation is a huge price to pay when the technology exists that would allow it to be done online from the patient’s. For some patients, travel involved in getting to an appointment is harmful in itself. Patients with physical disabilities in adverse situation from the long distances have had to travel to see their specialists.
This process also comes in hands when a patient is uncomfortable by a certain medical condition, and would prefer conferencing with an online doctor anonymously.
Wherever you happen to have internet access and a computer or other internet-connecting device e- consultations and prescriptions are available, and are generally available throughout the day and early evening, Monday to Sunday, eliminating the need to wait in lines, sit with other sick individual in waiting rooms, or plan appointments at the office’s convenience.