The primary care industry is changing. After decades of paper charts and file folders, health care is quickly transitioning to a digital world. This change has been particularly welcomed by primary care doctors and their patients who benefit from easily accessible appointments and location-independent care.
Virtual primary health care is one of the ways that the medical industry is adapting to the changing landscape. The idea is to provide primary care doctors with the time, space, and resources they need to provide better care to patients. This includes scheduling more appointments, focusing more on prevention, and spending more time with each patient.
What is Primary Care?
Primary care is the first point of contact for many people seeking medical care. It is an umbrella term that refers to a range of services including general practice, family medicine, and internal medicine. Primary care providers are responsible for diagnosing and treating most common medical conditions, and for referring patients to specialists when necessary. The goal of primary care is to provide a lifetime of comprehensive, coordinated care to patients.
How Does Virtual Primary Care Work?
If you are using DirectMD Virtual Primary Care for the first time, you may be wondering what to expect. You will need a computer or mobile device with a webcam and internet connection. You will sign on to the virtual appointment where you and Dr. Hughes will able able to speak to each other as if he were in the room.
Before your first visit, you will be asked to provide some information about yourself, including your name, date of birth, and medical history. During your appointment, Dr. Hughes will ask you some questions about your symptoms and may perform a virtual exam by asking to you perform certain movements or explain certain symptoms. He may also order tests or prescribe medication as needed. At the end of your visit, Dr. Hughes will update your patient records in order to track your progress with every visit.
How is DirectMD Virtual Primary Care different?
Dr. Hughes and the DirectMD Virtual Primary Care team excel in providing a modern alternative to the hassle of a traditional visit to the doctor. With DirectMD Virtual Primary Care, you will have access to medical care and personalized support from a doctor who is dedicated to your lifelong health. The DirectMD Virtual Primary Care philosophy is to provide you with a safe space to share your health concerns with convenience. Our direct-care model allows for easily accessible one-on-one communication, comprehensive care, and a strengthening of the patient-physician relationship.
How Much Does DirectMD Virtual Primary Care Cost?
Your Direct Care Membership grants you access to all of your primary care needs with Dr. Hughes. The membership monthly cost is a minimal $70 per month.
How Do I Get Started?
If you are interested in enjoying the benefits and convenience of DirectMD Virtual Primary Care telemedicine, you can sign up by clicking on the Subscribe Today button at the top of the page & completing the contact form. Or, if you have questions before you get started, feel free to contact us via phone at 682-540-4824 or email at email@example.com.