The Importance of Keeping Up Your Appointments Virtually

Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, four out of 10 Americans have delayed or avoided getting the health care they need. To work around this disruption, telehealth is emerging as the perfect solution for providing care from a safe distance, and we’re pleased to offer this service here at our practice.

Dr. Eric Fanaee and our team of pain management specialists bristle at the thought of our patients living with discomfort or pain. When the COVID-19 crisis first struck, sending everyone behind closed doors, we revamped our services here in order to provide our patients with virtual care. Our goal is to keep both our staff and our patients as healthy as possible and telehealth is answering that call.

Here’s a look at why it’s so important that you keep up with your appointments virtually through our telehealth services.

Don’t live in pain

One of the most compelling reasons why you should avail yourself of our telehealthcare is to relieve your pain. One in five Americans struggles with chronic pain and 7% of adults report high-impact pain that places significant limitations on their lives.

If you find yourself among these numbers, we’re here to help. Through our virtual appointments, we can discuss your pain symptoms and levels and design a treatment program that will bring you much-needed relief.

Before things get worse

One of the biggest problems when deferring your care is that you run the risk of your health condition getting progressively worse. In most cases, the earlier we can intervene, the better your outcome.

For example, if you’re experiencing lower back pain, we can evaluate the problem virtually by reviewing your symptoms. If we feel that a herniated disc may be the problem, we can provide you with the resources and recommendations you need to ensure that the disc heals quickly.

Telehealth is effective

If you’re worried about the quality of telehealthcare, be assured that technology has come a long way, and we can accomplish quite a bit during your virtual appointment, including:

As a result of COVID-19, many of us have become more accustomed to meeting virtually, whether it’s for work or to catch up with friends and relatives. Due to our HIPAA-compliant system, we’re pleased to be part of this effort to stay connected while keeping all of us safe.

The bottom line is that your health and wellness are incredibly important and not something you can simply put on the back burner. Through our telehealth services, we ensure that you get the medical attention you need, especially during these uncertain times.

To schedule your virtual appointment with us today, contact one of our two offices in West Islip or Smithtown, New York. You can give us a call, or use our online booking tool right now.

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