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Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Telemedicine Provider for Children


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Title: Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Telemedicine Provider for Children

Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Telemedicine
Provider for Children
Here youll get to know some questions to
consider while choosing a telemedicine provider.
But first, lets start with the basics. Telemedici
ne is the practice of giving medical advice and
support over telephonic means such as calls and
videos. In a nutshell, it is when medicine and
doctor-based services are provided by means other
than a physical meeting.
How are appointments given?
One of the first things you need to know is how
to book an appointment with this telemedicine
provider and how they choose to allot appointment
times or options to the parents. This may seem
irrelevant, but you will know that this will
become crucial when you need advice urgently, or
based on fixed times, you may be free. The mode
and time of appointment also tell you the
professionalism of the person as well as their
commitment to the cause. A haphazard schedule or
no scope of catering to emergencies means this
service may be more detrimental to the child than
What are the specializations?
No telemedicine provider covers any and all areas
of a childs health. While pediatricians
generally cover a large scale of health matters,
there are always limitations to the same. This
becomes important and crucial to know to
understand which aspects of child healthcare
would be covered here.
Scope of Telemedicine Provider
It is important not to confuse the scope of
telemedicine with the scope of the practitioner.
Here one needs to understand that not all aspects
of health care, especially that of a child, can
be covered through the means of telemedicine.
What is the experience of telemedicine provider?
Many medical practitioners and pediatricians have
shifted to the form of telemarketing, especially
in Corona times. This may make choosing the right
practitioner more difficult for a parent, as
there are many options available. What they need
to see and a question that definitely needs to be
asked is what experience the practitioner has in
terms of providing telemedicine. Understand that
everybody who is an excellent medical
practitioner in the physical form may not be a
great telemedicine practitioner as well.
This may sound like a very obvious question to a
parent or someone technologically well-adapted,
but it may be the defining question to many.
Imagine yourself as a parent who cannot have
quality access to video calling service at any
chosen point of time. If your telemedicine
practitioner only consults on videos, this could
mean trouble for you.
Medium of consulting
Other benefits
Telemedicine has many other benefits apart from
the obvious ones already stated. Under the ideal
circumstances, the cost of transportation, office
space, electricity, and many other such logistic
costs reduced for them could mean the
telemedicine provider would be much less
expensive than a physical doctor. This being
said, it can be countered by the idea that a
telemedicine provider must understand and deduce
more on a virtual system than is possible for
them or what has been known to be possible for
them. This may increase the cost.
Moving to physical check-ups
Last but certainly not least is the question that
you need to ask your practitioner in certainty.
For most parents, the idea of telemedicine is
limited to the pandemic or to specific situations
beyond it. Most people, not just parents, feel
much more comfortable meeting their doctor in
person. Keeping all the above in mind and
asking these questions of them and yourself will
help you choose the right person for your
children to help them when needed. Make sure none
of these are overlooked by you.
Contact us
Teletots Pediatric Urgent Care, San Antonio,
Texas, United States Email admin_at_teletotspediatr
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