Fever, Cold or Shortness of Breath? We Offer Telehealth Appointments
In the past, Telehealth appointments were a way for medical professionals to reach patients in remote areas and to reduce health care costs.
Today, setting up an appointment via a video call or a phone call not only saves you time and money on gas, but it’s also a must due to the pandemic.
Many medical offices aren’t accepting in-person patients due to the possibility of spreading COVID-19, so doctors and patients are turning to Telehealth appointments to communicate important medical information.
We asked our team of experts at Synergy Health how telehealth appointments work. Read on to find out how you can benefit from a Telehealth appointment if you’re experiencing fever, cold, or shortness of breath.
How a Telehealth appointment can help if you experience cold-like symptoms
Is it a simple cold or is it COVID-19? During a Telehealth appointment, one of our experts can help you determine whether you’re simply experiencing a cold or the flu or if you need further testing for COVID-19.
You can’t be diagnosed with COVID-19 via a phone call or a video call, but a discussion with one of our doctors can prompt further testing.
Telehealth appointments can also prompt medicine delivery, so you don’t have to leave the house and risk getting infected to pick up your medications.
Why set up a Telehealth appointment instead of going to the hospital
If you do experience fever and shortness of breath, you may be carrying the COVID-19 virus.
Going outside raises the risk of spreading the virus. So your best bet is to rest, drink plenty of liquids, and avoid exposing yourself and others to the virus.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also recommends you stay at home, avoid public transportation, and contact your doctor if you experience cold-like symptoms.
Get peace of mind with a Telehealth Appointment
COVID-19 has a larger impact on people who have weaker immune systems, including the elderly, children, and those who are on immunosuppressants.
Unfortunately, the rise in diabetes and prediabetes puts the younger segment of the population at risk as well, since high blood sugar levels are associated with a dysfunctional immune system. One in three Americans have prediabetes, and 80% of them don’t know they have it.
So if you do experience cold-like symptoms, it’s wise to reach out to our team so we can help you assess the severity of your symptoms. Contact us to schedule a Telehealth appointment with one of our doctors and get peace of mind today.