When thinking about your online doctor visit, there are numerous things that you can do to ensure that you get the best doctor visit possible. SmartDocMD is a thorough online doctor service that treats common illnesses such as a cold, upper respiratory infections, sinus infections, eye allergies / conjunctivitis, and common vaginal infections such as a yeast infection. Our doctors are well informed and U.S. Board Certified Physicians that can treat your illness effectively. Here we offer a few quick tips to ensure that your online doctor visit is the best doctor visit that you can have.
Put any bias aside and go into the online doctor visit with a clear mind.
Sometimes with online doctor visits, patients feel like they are too quick, or not thorough enough, however it has been proven that online doctors treat illnesses just as effectively as urgent care doctors. In fact, patients that utilize online doctor visits will quickly find that the experience is much better in that they do not have to travel to a clinic facility to see a doctor, and the risk is much less with regards to exposure to other germs that other patients waiting to see the clinic doctor may be carrying.
Prepare for the online doctor appointment in advance.
In order to have a successful doctor visit, patients should prepare for the appointment ahead of time by writing down any questions that they might have about their condition. When you are sick, you probably don’t feel much like getting out of bed, depending on the sickness, however if you spend a little bit of time thinking about your on-going symptoms, how long they have been occurring and any questions that arise as you are thinking about each of those, you will have a much better visit. It will also help to have a list of medications both over the counter and prescribed that you are currently taking. You may also want to write down any supplements and vitamins that you are currently taking as well. Be sure to share this list with your online doctor during the appointment. Our online doctors will take a moment at the beginning of the appointment to look over your medical history and details.
Take note of how you are currently feeling and be prepared to communicate those details.
Only you know how you are feeling, and what you have experienced with the illness. If you take a moment to think about how you are feeling, and what sorts of pains you may have, it will help you to be able to explain that to the doctor. If you write it down, you can even share that during your online patient interview prior to the online doctor appointment. Only you can explain this experience. It goes without saying that in order to have the best doctor visit, a doctor needs you to help them, help you.
Put aside any feelings of embarrassment.
Doctors have truly heard everything. Rest assured doctors have heard it all. You will not shock them, or experience any judgement, comics, or any emotion except the doctor truly being present with you during the online doctor appointment with SmartDocMD. Put any nerves you have aside regarding sharing your condition and past history. Go ahead and share with the doctor what you are thinking to yourself, in your head. Don’t hold back.
Keep a notepad beside you during the appointment
so that you can write down any notes that you need to remember regarding medications, or symptoms that the doctor may tell you. During the appointment, especially if you are new to the online doctor visit experience, you will be communicating with the doctor and not really logging into your memory each and everything they say. Having a notepad beside you will help you to have a place to write down notes that you do not need to forget. This cuts down on having to have a repeat online doctor visit for the same condition.
We certainly hope that you have the best doctor visit online with SmartDocMD. We are truly revolutionary in our approach to telemedicine and online doctor visits. We do not require that you have subscription to our service long term. Our services can be billed to your insurance, and we can prescribe medicines that you need in order to be treated for a variety of infections. Get started right now from the comfort of your surroundings and get treatment today.