Only 10% of new patients were able to see a doctor on the same day as they called to make an appointment, according to a study by Athena Health. Another 20% of patients waited more than four weeks to see a primary care physician for a first appointment. Wait time becomes even longer if a patient is trying to get in to see a specialist.
So what happens when someone wakes up with a sore throat? How about a twisted ankle or abdominal pain? How long should patients wait to speak with a doctor?
Instead of picking up the phone to make an appointment days in advance, why not pick up the phone to speak with a U.S. board-certified physician within twenty minutes? This is how telemedicine creates convenient and immediate access to excellent medical care.
According to The National Center for Biotechnology Information, telemedicine greatly decreases the time it takes to receive medical care. Instead of wasting time traveling to a doctor’s office and sitting in the waiting room for an appointment, patients are able to receive comprehensive medical care from the comfort of their own homes. This immediate access to medical care begins a much faster process of recovery. With telemedicine, patients do not have to wait weeks to see their primary care doctor or choose to visit a costly urgent care facility. Patients now have access to medical care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
When patients are able to begin the process of diagnosis and recovery on the first day of their symptoms, their overall timetable of dealing with an illness or health issue decreases dramatically. Getting patients the help they need quickly can minimize the opportunity for a health issue to get worse. For the healthcare provider, the sooner a health issue is diagnosed, the easier it becomes to have a fast-track treatment plan.
When an employee has a health event, time is invaluable to the recovery process. Telemedicine offers incredibly convenient, time-saving options for patients to have a thorough and quick recovery:
EZaccessMD offers employees fast access to high-quality medical care. With the combination of a virtual U.S. board-certified physician consultation and mobile urgent care, EZaccessMD provides comprehensive, convenient care that brings the safety of in-home healthcare to patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Having access to a healthcare provider within twenty minutes of picking up the phone allows recovery to begin immediately — instead of waiting for weeks to speak with a doctor. EZaccessMD is the only telemedicine provider that is able to offer patients a doctor’s consultation, followed by in-home X-rays, lab tests, ultrasounds, and more — all within two hours of that initial call.
Not only does EZaccessMD help patients receive a medical treatment plan almost immediately, but they also eliminate the time and risks associated with driving to multiple doctor visits and sitting in waiting rooms. EZaccessMD is revolutionizing healthcare quality and recovery with telemedicine services available anywhere in the USA and mobile visits in sixteen states (and growing)!
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