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How 10 Ogden Clinic Specialties are Using Telemedicine

How 10 Ogden Clinic Specialties are Using Telemedicine

The pandemic has more people than ever before using Telemedicine, or medical visits over video chat. Patients who’ve tried Telemedicine tend to love it: The flexibility of staying in your pajamas and the safety of not walking into a clinic.

Want to try Telemedicine but don’t know if it’s best for your condition? Here’s how ten of our specialties are using video chat appointments in their practice.

Dermatology

The high-definition video makes it possible to diagnose common skin concerns without stepping foot inside the office. Telemedicine is especially useful for conditions that can be managed with a prescription that can be picked up after your appointment. Acne, psoriasis, eczema, rosacea, inflammation, and rashes are all good candidates to use Ogden Clinic Telemedicine for.

ENT

Telemedicine can replace traditional in-office visits for conditions such as sinus infections, bronchitis, allergies, the cold, or flu symptoms. If you would like to try Telemedicine for your next Ear, Nose & Throat condition, please ask the operator about the possibility when scheduling.

Gastroenterology

Patients with chronic conditions like Crohn’s disease, hepatitis C, and colitis require close supervision and medication management, making telemedicine an ideal choice for follow-up care.

General Surgery & Orthopedics

Using Telemedicine for post-surgical follow-ups saves time, promotes healing at home, and decreases the potential injury risk. If you’re recovering from recent surgery, ask your surgeon about using Telemedicine for a post-op visit that will not interrupt your rest or burden you with tricky transport needs.

Medical Weight Loss

If you’re currently on your weight loss journey with us, your next appointment could take place over video chat. Ogden Clinic Medical Weight Loss uses Telemedicine for follow-up appointments and progress check-ins when lab tests/physicals are not required.

Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN)

Making a trip to your doctor for a routine visit when you’re pregnant or experiencing painful gynecological problems can be challenging. For patients with gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, or postpartum depression, Telemedicine can reduce the frequency of on-site trips. Telemedicine is also an option for post-operative care, family planning, and contraceptive visits.

Pediatrics

Ogden Clinic pediatricians use Telemedicine in a variety of ways. It’s useful for routine sick visits such as colds and viruses from the comfort of your home. Mental health visits, such as ADHD, depression, and anxiety, can be conducted virtually via Telemedicine. Finally, children who require medicines that must be closely monitored such as diabetes or asthma can often opt for virtual visits if they prefer.

Urgent Care

Telemedicine and Urgent Care are dynamic duos. During a virtual visit, a health expert can assist with many of the same things that you’d normally have to wait days or weeks to discuss with your primary care doctor.

Telemedicine can be used for urgent care needs such as:

  • Allergies and non-life-threatening asthma flare-ups
  • Cough, cold, flu, or upper respiratory/sinus infections
  • Headaches
  • Pink eye
  • Acute rashes and infections
  • Sore throat
  • Upset stomach or nausea
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Wound re-checks

Caution: Do not use Telemedicine for life-threatening conditions or for conditions requiring immediate medical/surgical care. Visit the nearest Urgent Care clinic or emergency room.

Urology

Telemedicine is a good option for the treatment of acute and chronic urinary tract infections (UTIs), bladder infections, and many issues related to male reproductive organs. Our urologists also conduct post-operative follow-up care via Telemedicine in some cases.

If you’re interested in trying Ogden Clinic Telemedicine, please let the scheduler know when booking an appointment online or over the phone. They will coordinate with your doctor to determine if Telemedicine is a suitable option for you.

Check out this page to see what you’ll need to use Telemedicine and how it works.