Telemedicine Specialist

Live Urgent Care

Urgent Care & COVID Testing located in Princeton, NJ, Bellmawr, NJ, Somerset, NJ, Morris Plains, NJ, and Sayreville, NJ

If you wake up with a fever or sore throat, telemedicine can pinpoint the underlying cause and recommend a course of treatment from the comfort of home. At Live Urgent Care, Browlyn Marquez, MSN, FNP-C, APN, and the team offer telemedicine appointments at all times, 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week. To schedule an appointment at the Princeton, Bellmawr, Somerset, Morris Plains, or Sayreville, New Jersey, office, call the nearest location, walk-in during regular business hours, or book online today.

Telemedicine Q & A

What is telemedicine?

Telemedicine uses advanced technologies, like smartphones, tablets, and computers, to exchange medical information over the phone or the internet. This makes it possible to receive a diagnosis and treatment for acute or chronic health problems without having to leave home and visit the doctor.

Telemedicine first came onto the scene more than 40 years ago, but it’s become increasingly popular since the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only are telemedicine appointments quick and convenient, but they also prevent long wait times and exposure to other, potentially sick individuals.

What are the advantages of telemedicine?

Telemedicine offers a variety of advantages, including the ability to meet with doctors and specialists you might not have access to otherwise. That’s especially true if you live in a rural area without a robust health care system in place.

In addition, telemedicine prevents the hassle of navigating traffic or sitting in a waiting room. It’s affordable, typically covered by insurance, and convenient if you’re a caregiver and can’t find a babysitter.

What conditions can benefit from a telemedicine appointment?

Live Urgent Care uses telemedicine to diagnose a variety of common health problems, including:

  • Asthma
  • Cold and flu
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Yeast infections
  • Strep throat
  • Fevers
  • Coughs
  • Upper respiratory tract infections
  • Stomach bugs
  • Food poisoning

You might also benefit from a telemedicine appointment if you need to refill a prescription or you have questions that you’d like answered by a qualified medical provider.

What happens during a telemedicine appointment?

No two telemedicine appointments are exactly alike. Live Urgent Care tailors each appointment based on your symptoms, health history, and individual needs.

At the beginning of the consultation, your provider reviews your medical history, asks about the symptoms you’re experiencing, and conducts a physical exam. During the exam, you might need to change the position of your smartphone or web camera. Follow your provider’s instructions closely and do as they say.

After assessing your overall health and pinpointing the underlying source of your symptoms, your provider develops a custom care plan. Depending on your needs, that might include prescription medication, an in-office check-up, or at-home measures of care like rest, drinking plenty of fluids, and taking over-the-counter pain medication.

Don’t wait to request a telemedicine appointment at Live Urgent Care. Book online, or call the nearest location today.