Let the Doctor Come to You: Introducing Telehealth Consultations

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Let the Doctor Come to You: Introducing Telehealth Consultations

UMMC Spring Hospital- Spring, Texas

In this new age of staying home, and working from home, millions of Americans are finding that this is the new norm, at least for now. As much as it feels like the world has come to a stop, it certainly hasn’t. Hospitals are still running, the clock is still ticking, the earth is still spinning and our hearts are still beating. Along with COVID-19 many other health issues are still very much real to some people. There are still people battling cancer, having heart attacks, strokes, having babies, and breaking bones, you get the point. With that said; we still need access to everyday healthcare. You shouldn’t only be able to access health care if you’re positive for covid-19. 

            Because there is always a demand for immediate healthcare and just like the rest of us many healthcare professionals are now adjusting to this new way of life. Doctors here UMMC along with many other practices, are offering telehealth consultations and visits. You can now see a doctor from the comfort of your own home. While many doctors already offered this in the past, it wasn’t always necessarily the preferred way. 

            According to GlobalData, the global telehealth market will supposedly double in the next three years. It will be the main and safest solution for patients to receive remote diagnosis and treatment when feasible, especially in wake of COVID-19. Telemedicine is largely convenient for the elderly population who are less mobile and more at risk for severe illness. Also, for those who live in remote areas where healthcare isn’t as readily available. 

            Amidst this global health crisis, UMMC Spring Hospital is making sure everyone has access to the healthcare they need, whether it’s an emergency or not. If you need healthcare regarding covid-19, weight management, pain management, neuro care, podiatry, and many more. Visit our website for a list of our doctors and reach out to us for more information. Our emergency room is also still open 24/7 for walk-in emergencies, big or small.