Online doctor consultations are becoming more popular. And why not? Patients don’t have to travel to the office, park the car, and wait for the doctor. You can stay in the comfort of your home and consult with the doctor through your computer or phone. But are online doctor appointments good for everyone? Not likely. But for many people, virtual medical visits provide a simple approach to medical care. Let’s explore what online doctor consultations look like with Dr. Gil and what sort of conditions are appropriate for treatment.
Online Doctor Consultations with Dr. Gil
Dr. Gil has been using telehealth services for mental health for many years. The process begins with either a phone call or email and determine if labs need ordering. If you have the correct labs run relatively recently, there’s no need to repeat them just yet. Sometimes Dr. Gil orders additional labs, especially if you attempted similar treatments that didn’t work or only had partial results. Labwork performed by other providers may be reviewed before your appointment. Labs aren’t required for every patient before the first appointment but can expedite the treatment process. For most patients in the US, we can arrange for the lab collection to occur near your location. Outside the US, some results are challenging but not impossible to obtain. The office staff assists as best it can to help you get what is required.
Before the appointment, you will fill out an extensive questionnaire that combined with the lab results helps Dr. Gil uncover possible causes of the ailment. The first appointment lasts up to an hour whereby Dr. Gil comes up with a treatment plan for your condition. You can merely order the vitamin and supplements from Dr. Gil’s medicinary or obtain through another source.
Conditions Treated During Online Doctor Consultations
It is difficult to say what conditions can or cannot be treated online. New technologies are making it possible to do medicine via telehealth services. Dermatology, for example, is moving to a model that allows doctors to diagnose skins conditions via online doctor consultations. Some situations require an in-person visit before telehealth services will be useful. The Walsh Protocol, a system that uncovers nutrient deficiencies causing mental health issues, can be productive using telehealth services for mental health. Some of the conditions that Dr. Gil treats using online doctor consultations include:
- Oppositional Defiance Disorder
- Reactive Attachment Disorder
- Conduct Disorder
- Schizoaffective Disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
- Migraine Headaches
Insurance may or may not cover telemedicine visits but may reimburse the lab fees. Check with us first about whether coverage is possible. Neurofeedback services typically require appointments to be in-person.
Demand for online doctor visits has increased as patients discover its advantages. Find out for yourself how easy it is to get help for you or your family member. Schedule today for a free pre-consultation.
Dr. Kshitij Munde says
I am an Indian citizen, positive for compound heterozygous MTHFR mutation. Want your online consultation
Dr. Gil Winkelman says
Please email the office for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org That said, we don’t look at the SNP tests for determining things as we don’t have enough clinical information to make it useful.
Callum Palmer says
This was a very interesting read since I had no idea that many doctors were starting to offer online consultations. Although I suppose that it makes sense since you’d still be able to talk to the doctor without actually having to go to the clinic. It is also pretty great that your article includes a list of common problems that doctors will digitally consult for.