Dr. Shadiar Ohadi is a concierge family practice specialist serving the community of Sherman Oaks, California, as well as the surrounding region. Dr. Ohadi is passionate about delivering the highest standard of personalized care, which is why she offers telemedicine as one of many services. This option allows you and your family to receive essential health care from the comfort of your home. Call the office to learn more or book your telemedicine appointment today.
What is telemedicine?
Telemedicine is the practice of delivering health care remotely. It enables a connection between patient and provider without both parties present in the same physical space.
Telemedicine is enjoying a resurgence, but the practice is not new. Doctors have been connecting with their patients remotely since the 1950s when telephones first became a standard part of American households.
Today, telemedicine visits occur using a device equipped with a camera, speaker, and microphone. Most laptops, desktops, tablets, and cell phones can support a telemedicine visit.
What are the benefits of telemedicine?
Convenience is one of the most significant advantages of telemedicine. This mode of health care allows you to see your physician without having to arrange transportation or sit in a waiting room. Telemedicine appointments are much less disruptive to your daily routines.
When you or a loved one is ill, telemedicine visits allow you to receive professional care and guidance from the comfort of home. This eliminates the risks associated with exposure to others who are sick, nor do you need to endure an uncomfortable car ride to and from the office.
If you have a minor medical need, telemedicine allows you to connect with Dr. Ohadi at a time and place that suits your schedule. You can complete your visit during your lunch break, from the office, or even while you are traveling. This easy availability to your trusted health provider is part of why telemedicine is such a popular option.
How can I make the most of my telemedicine appointment?
The best way to ensure a beneficial telemedicine visit is to take a few moments to prepare for your appointment. Find a location that is well lit, comfortable, and has a stable surface to support your laptop or other devices.
Check that there are no sounds in the area that might interfere with your visit. In some homes, a smaller office or bedroom is a better location than a large, open living space, especially if kids or pets share the space.
As with any appointment, be prepared to share information about your symptoms, health history, and any medications and supplements you are currently taking. If you have questions for Dr. Ohadi, write them down, so you get all the information you need during your visit.
If you have questions about telemedicine and whether this type of care is right for you, call the office today. Online scheduling is also available, making it easy to find a time that fits your busy lifestyle.