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The Role of Telemedicine in Your Healthcare Plan

Posted by Melissa Hanes
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The Role of Telemedicine in Your Healthcare Plan

Imagine you become ill or experience a health concern… But driving to the doctor is inconvenient, you don’t feel like leaving home, and you don’t want to expose yourself to germs in the waiting room or get anyone else sick. Telemedicine can provide the perfect solution, allowing you to receive healthcare from the comfort of your own home.

Telemedicine utilizes technology such as video calls, phone consultations, and secure messaging to connect you with healthcare providers remotely. Here’s what you can expect from your telemedicine experience and the benefits it can offer.

Convenience. With telemedicine, you can consult with your healthcare provider without the need to travel to a medical facility, saving you time and hassle, especially if mobility is an issue. You can schedule appointments at your convenience and avoid waiting rooms, making healthcare more accessible and efficient.

Accessibility. Telemedicine can bridge the gap for patients living in rural or underserved areas, where access to healthcare facilities may be limited. It allows you to connect with specialists and primary care providers regardless of your geographic location, ensuring you receive the care you need when you need it.

Continuity of Care. Telemedicine enables seamless communication between you and your healthcare team, facilitating follow-up appointments, medication management, and monitoring of chronic conditions. This continuity of care ensures that your medical needs are consistently addressed, promoting better health outcomes and reducing the risk of complications.

Remote Monitoring. For those with chronic conditions or complex medical needs, telemedicine offers remote monitoring solutions that allow healthcare providers to track vital signs, medication adherence, and symptoms from a distance. This proactive approach to healthcare management can help identify issues early and prevent hospitalizations or emergency room visits.

Safety. During times of public health emergencies, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, telemedicine provides a safe alternative to in-person visits, minimizing the risk of exposure to infectious diseases. By staying connected with your healthcare provider remotely, you can still receive necessary medical care while reducing your potential exposure to illness.

If you haven’t already explored telemedicine as an option, consider discussing it with your healthcare provider to see how it can benefit you. Telemedicine is now included in most healthcare plans, but you should discuss this option with your licensed insurance agent if it is important to you. We can help you select a plan that provides the convenient care you prefer.

Melissa Hanes //

I was born in Oklahoma and raised in Neosho, MO. My husband (Derek) and I have 6 children and 6 sweet grandchildren who we adore. It wasn’t until 2009 when I moved back to Oklahoma that I started my insurance career and developed a passion for educating seniors on their rights and options regarding Medicare. Over the last decade I’ve been helping this under served population by empowering them to make the best insurance decisions for their individual healthcare needs.

In 2019 I resigned my position as Sales Manager for one of the nation’s largest Medicare insurance carriers to join the amazing team at OKMedicareHelp. I provided support, training and mentorship to hundreds of independent insurance agents around the state of Oklahoma and gave them the tools they needed to make the right impact for Medicare beneficiaries. The experience I gained in my previous role gave me a unique look at how to help navigate the complexities of Medicare for both Medicare beneficiaries and agents alike.

I pride myself on operating with the highest integrity and having a heart to serve our local senior community. I would be honored to help you navigate the complexities of Medicare and be of service for all your insurance needs.

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