Family Medicine & Urgent Care in Grand Blanc, MI

Telemedicine services offered in Grand Blanc, MI

Telemedicine is a safe, convenient way of accessing expert medical care. Michael Zielinski, DO, and Steven Galliway, PA-C, of Integrative Family Medicine and Urgent Care in Grand Blanc, Michigan, offer secure, encrypted video link telemedicine services for their patients that are accessible even when you’re out of town. To find out more, call Integrative Family Medicine and Urgent Care or book a telehealth appointment online today.

Telemedicine Q&A

What is telemedicine?

Telemedicine enables you to receive health care services without having a face-to-face consultation. Integrative Family Medicine and Urgent Care uses secure online video link technology to see and speak to you over a secure connection. 

The practice offers telemedicine visits for all established patients, even when they’re out of state. 

Telemedicine has some significant advantages. It’s more convenient because you don’t need to have time off work or organize child care. Using telemedicine also saves you the cost of traveling to and from your doctor’s office.

Another significant bonus is that you don’t expose yourself to infections from mixing with lots of other people. 

Also, if you feel sick, making an effort to get to the doctor can be a considerable struggle and makes you feel much worse. Using telemedicine means staying at home in comfort while you talk to your provider.

What conditions does telemedicine cover?

At Integrative Family Medicine and Urgent Care, telemedicine services can cover a wide range of conditions. These are just some of those conditions:

  • Allergies
  • Constipation and diarrhea
  • Coughs, colds, and flu
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Rashes
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Bronchitis
  • Diabetes
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Digestive disorders

Telemedicine is also ideal for helping patients with mental health problems and developmental disorders, including depression, anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, and eating disorders.

How does telemedicine work?

Telemedicine works much like an in-person consultation. Your Integrative Family Medicine and Urgent Care provider contacts you at the time of your appointment using secure online technology. 

The practice’s telemedicine services use end-to-end encryption and comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), assuring your confidentiality.

You talk to your provider over the video link, just like being on a Zoom call or FaceTime. You tell them about your symptoms, and your provider looks at your medical records for any information on your health background that could be useful.

If you have visible symptoms like hives or swollen ankles, your provider may ask to see the area. They may want you to show them where you’re feeling pain, or look at the color of your gums or eyes.

Your provider can send you an electronic prescription for any medication you need and advise you on other ways you can help yourself, like dietary changes. 

If, after your telemedicine consultation, your provider needs to see you in person or wants you to have any tests, they help you make arrangements to visit the office.

To find out more or arrange a telemedicine appointment, call Integrative Family Medicine and Urgent Care or book online today.