Telemedicine Visit with Your Pediatrician

Telemedicine visit with your pediatrician

Telemedicine visits with your pediatrician has become today’s norm.  Telemedicine calls are rising exponentially with the onset of the Corona-19 Pandemic. 

Allows Remote Diagnosis and Treatment

Telemedicine calls allow the remote diagnosis and treatment of patients by means of telecommunications technology.  Pediatrics is one area of medical expertise where Telemedicine is proving to be popular.  

The Telemedicine visits with your pediatrician are conducted over a secure telecommunications platform that is in compliance with Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA)They are a virtual pediatric visit for you and your baby.

Same as an Office Visit

The Telemedicine visits with your pediatrician is conducted in the same time-frame as a normal office visits.  You will want to make sure your infant is available for part of your Telemedicine visit with you baby’s pediatrician.  

Have Your Questions Ready

It is a good idea to have your list of questions for your Pediatrician written in advance of your Telemedicine visits with your pediatrician.  It is also recommended to create a space in your home that is free from loud noises and distractions during your virtual pediatric visit. 

Avoid Distractions

Avoiding such noises and distractions will ensure the best use of time.  If your baby needs viewing by your pediatrician in areas where clothing normally covers, make sure your baby is dressed for quick clothing removal.

Schedule in Advance

Telemedicine visits your pediatrician are general visits and are normally scheduled in advance.  Many Pediatric offices offer same-day virtual pediatric visits.  If you have an unknown emergency, your physician can advise you during the video call on steps necessary to ensure your baby gets the proper medical attention needed.

Adhere to Baby’s Immunization Schedule

The American Academy of Pediatrics strongly encourages parents to adhere to their baby’s immunization schedule.  Both state funded clinics, and doctor’s offices  are open and conducting routine vaccinations.

For more information on vaccinations schedules, please visit cdc.gov/vaccines.