The Chau Medical Group is now offering telehealth Orlando appointments, allowing you to remotely connect with our healthcare professionals without the hassle of leaving your house and making your way to the clinic. When the COVID-19 pandemic started, many clinics and healthcare facilities (including ours) incorporated telemedicine into their line-up of services. It was a safe, handy alternative to in-person appointments at a time when safety and limiting physical contact with others was of utmost importance.

However, even now that everything seems to be going back to normal, telehealth remains incredibly popular amongst our patients, and for a few good reasons, too! After all, it saves patients and their family the time and hassle of coming. If there’s a significant medical issue we’re not able to handle over the phone, we will recommend coming in for face to face appointment. 

How Does Telehealth Work? 

Booking a telemedicine appointment with one of our doctors is very simple. All you need to do is give us a call at (407) 273-9410 and we’ll find a time that works for you and our specialists. The appointment can be done either via telephone or an online communication tool like Facetime or Whatsapp, which would allow us to carry out a video call with you. Ultimately, though, it’s your choice – we’ll go with whichever method you’re most comfortable with. 

The bulk of the telehealth “visit” consists of a conversation with your doctor about the reason for your consultation. Our physician will ask you certain key questions that will help them determine the most likely cause of your discomfort or worry. Finally, they’ll decide whether your condition is diagnosable on the spot. If it is, then you’ll most likely receive a prescription for a certain medication or a bit of advice on how to get better. 

If the specialist can’t arrive at a clear conclusion then they might direct you to get a blood draw or another test taken to better inform their judgment. 

What Conditions Can Be Addressed With Telemedicine? 

Generally speaking, our telemedicine Orlando appointments can cover a wide range of conditions and diseases, but it is advisable that you stick to non-urgent needs and issues to be addressed by your teleappointment. A good example of this would be medication refills, cold or flu-like symptoms or labs/xray review. Questions on recent specialist appointments to clarify recommendations are also done. In urgent cases, it is always advisable to head to the clinic in person.