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Country Living Just Got Easier with Telehealth

Country living just got easier. MDLIVE is a leader in telehealth innovation with online board-certified doctors who revolutionize remote access to quality healthcare. The physicians are board-certified and trained in virtual technology to treat many non-emergency conditions.

There is a certain feeling of freedom that you get from living in the country and rural areas that may be difficult to explain to outsiders unless they’ve experienced it firsthand. Having grown up in a small town, I can appreciate the benefits of these tight-knit communities and having the support of family friends, and neighbors. With that sentiment, I’ve also felt some limitations of living remotely. One, in particular, is not having convenient access to around-the-clock healthcare or doctor visits.

When I first heard about telehealth I was immediately interested in how it could improve the lives of families in rural populations. Telehealth by definition is the delivery of healthcare remotely using telecommunications technology – the internet. It gives people the freedom, regardless of location, to visit doctors; therapists, and dermatologists online through their computer, smartphone, tablet, or LAN line anytime they need. Telehealth fills the gap that many rural families encounter when it comes to healthcare and long distance trips to visit the doctor. Here are some benefits worth mentioning:

Telehealth benefits:

  1. Choose a Physician by expertise, not location. Your family is not limited by the doctors available in your surrounding area; instead, you can choose an online doctor or specialist from a list of board-certified physicians to ensure the best in quality care.
  2. Visit a doctor any time of the day or night. When a fever hits in the middle of the night, you won’t have to wait until morning, any longer, to consult with a doctor. Online doctors are available to meet 24 hours a day, and the standard visit lasts less than four minutes.
  3. Online doctors can prescribe medications when needed, and refill prescriptions find out more . Save time and trips to town by having the online doctor send your prescription to the local pharmacy.
  4. Get a second opinion, or follow up on an earlier visit. Online doctors are available for referrals, second opinions and when possible follow up visits.

Telehealth provides healthcare without boundaries.