Life can get quite busy. In the midst of all of the activities a person is required to play, fitting an appointment with a psychiatrist may appear rather impossible. However, carrying on with the normal daily activities when you are struggling with mental health symptoms can be devastating. In some cases, you may even find the commute to the psychiatrist’s office to be a hard task to accomplish. To address all of these setbacks while also giving you access to the help you need from the comfort of anywhere, whether at home or at work, Aura MD is offering Telemedicine and online appointments to patients.
What is Telemedicine?
Telemedicine is known by different names including teletherapy, telehealth, or telepsychiatry – all of which are variations of the original word. Telemedicine allows patients to speak to their online psychiatrist from the comfort of anywhere via video conferencing.
With telemedicine, the patient can be on break at work or can be at home and still get access to their psychiatrist using an audio and video-enabled device like their smartphones and computers. Through this technological breakthrough, psychiatrists can also connect better with others who are involved in caring for the patient.
The introduction of telemedicine has significantly boosted the rate of appointment appearance as more patients are now able to show up for their appointments from anywhere they are with ease.
What Does Telemedicine Require?
To participate in the Aura MD telemedicine appointment, you will be required to have access to a quiet and private place where you can conveniently discuss issues with your psychiatrist with no disturbances. In addition to this, you will also require a high-speed internet connection coupled with a device with audio and video support.
The online psychiatrists at Aura MD will provide each patient access to a secure video conferencing tool or software that is HIPAA compliant for the online appointment.
Benefits Of Aura Md Telemedicine?
There are several benefits patients stand to gain from the Aura MD telemedicine appointment service. Asides from giving patients access to meet up with their appointment at all times and from anywhere, patients also stand a chance of experiencing results faster as they are less stressed, having eliminated the stress and time required to commute from their homes to the psychiatrist’s office. In addition to this, patients can enjoy more comfort and relaxation by being in their homes while they are being attended to by their online psychiatrist.
What Is Required of Me As A Patient?
As a patient, you are required to prepare for your telemedicine appointment by securing a private space where you can comfortably and conveniently have a secure and private conversation with your online psychiatrist. To ensure that the experience is smooth, you should also make sure that you have access to a high-speed internet connection that supports real-time video streaming.
Is Telemedicine Safe?
The online psychiatrists at Aura MD understand the need to protect patients’ information at all times. The team ensures that patients are communicated with over a secure and encrypted network and videoconferencing platform.
What Conditions Are Treated Via Telemedicine Appointments?
The Aura MD team offers treatment for a wide range of mental health symptoms via their telemedicine appointments. Some of the common conditions treated by certified psychiatrists include;
- Adult ADHD
Through Telemedicine, the online psychiatrists at Aura MD can address Adult ADHD and common symptoms associated with the condition including chronic issues of poor focus, scattered thoughts, inability to complete tasks efficiently, issues with productivity at work or school, fidgeting during meetings, hopping from task to task without necessarily completing any, and others.
Aura MD treats anxiety which is evident through the exhibition of certain symptoms including excessive worry, poor focus, weight changes, avoidance of certain situations that trigger anxiety or emotional discomfort, anxiety related to social situations, physical symptoms like rapid heart rate, shortness of breath, tingling sensation, and sweating, as well as anxiety related to prior trauma experience.
Aura MD treats depression as well as symptoms like decreased interest in activities, a feeling of daily sadness, too much or too little sleep, fatigue and lack of energy, too much or too little appetite, increased thoughts of self-harm, feelings of worthlessness, excessive guilt, and/or hopelessness.
Aura MD also addresses other common conditions like;
- Women’s Health Issues
- Medical Weight Loss
Can I Get Prescriptions Through Telemedicine Appointments?
Yes. The online psychiatrists at Aura MD are able to issue prescriptions or refill medication when needed.