Rapid Med Urgent Care Center in Double Oak is now offering state-of-the-art On Demand web visits for certain conditions.
Telemedicine – combining medicine with the latest in technology – provides a quick avenue to physicians and physician’s assistants for common ailments. With the click of a button, you can connect with Rapid Med to receive treatment for such conditions as bronchitis, influenza, rashes, sinus infections and other similar ailments.
Telemedicine was initially developed to provide medical assistance to those living in remote areas. Today, however, it is becoming more common as a way to help patients receive care quickly and efficiently.
In addition, for those suffering with an infectious ailment such as the stomach flu or strep throat, medical treatment through the new On Demand technology allows a patient to stay in the comfort of their home without having to go out to the physician’s office.
This two-way, real time interactive communication between patient and the physician or physician’s assistant uses audio and video components. Patients can send photos of rashes or show them via the Facetime video camera installed on most computers and cell phones.
Telemedicine is becoming more commonly accepted in the workplace for employees to visit with Rapid Med physicians or physician’s assistants during a break. Telemedicine also allows you to quickly deal with certain medical conditions without fighting traffic or taking time off from work or school.
In Texas, you do not have to be an established patient to take advantage of this new technology at Rapid Med. Though the concept started in the 1950s as a way to share radiologic images via telephone between health care providers, smart phone technology has enabled the concept of telemedicine to expand, catering to the hectic pace of 21st century lifestyles.
Dr. John Gomez of Rapid Med is a strong believer in using the latest technology for patient care, putting Rapid Med on the leading edge of health care.
At Rapid Med, all you need to do is click on the red Sign-In Online button at www.RapidMed.com.
On Demand is available via cell phone, computer or iPad as long as you have two-way video and audio connections.