The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the growth of virtual care, but general practitioners aren’t the only ones who have adopted it. In fact, innovative online solutions — including TELUS Health MyCare, TELUS EMR Virtual Visit, TELUS Health Collaborative Health Record, and TELUS Health Virtual Care — have been embraced by specialists across the healthcare industry.
See how physiotherapists, dermatologists, and others can use virtual care at their practices.
Physiotherapists can diagnose and treat most injuries virtually. For example, they can assess a patient’s range of motion, recommend exercises to help improve mobility and strength, and follow up on treatment plans.
2. Emergency care
At the peak of COVID-19, people avoided emergency rooms out of fear they would get sick. Today, many hospitals and urgent care clinics allow virtual appointments for non-life threatening issues.
Skin concerns are one of the top reasons people book online consultations. Dermatologists can virtually assess and prescribe treatments for rashes, acne, eczema, rosacea, and other conditions.
4. Psychiatric care
Using virtual care, psychiatrists can evaluate, treat, and educate their patients from anywhere. This can be especially helpful for people living in remote areas, and others who may not have access to mental health resources.
5. Pediatric care
Pediatricians can use videoconferencing technology for a variety of children’s appointments — including those related to endocrinology, gastroenterology, and nutrition.
6. Health and nutrition
Throughout the past year, nutritionists and dieticians have learned that they can use virtual care to help patients manage their weight, digestive disorders, food intolerances, and more.
7. Concussion and pain
Rather than asking every patient to visit the office, clinics like iScope can use video and audio technologies to virtually care for people with ongoing concussions and pain disorders.