Telemedicine is an excellent medium to discuss Xrays with certified specialists

Many patients with chronic health conditions are turning to virtual doctor visits to save time and money. One of the challenges of a virtual visit is getting your doctor the information they need to assess your condition. This is especially true for x-rays. In this blog post, we’ll discuss how to prepare for and deliver your x-rays in a virtual doctor visit.

 

Key Takeaways

 

Get organized before your visit.

Collect all of your pertinent medical information, including your X-rays, and put it in one place. This will make it easier to find everything when it’s time for your visit.

 

Make sure you have a good internet connection.

Virtual doctor visits are conducted over video chat, so you’ll need a strong internet connection to avoid any frustrating lag or connection issues.

 

Know what questions to ask.

When you’re discussing your X-rays with your doctor, be sure to have a list of questions ready so that you can get the most out of the conversation. Some examples include:

  • What do the X-rays show?
  • Are there any fractures or breaks?
  • Do I need any additional tests?

 

Asking questions will help ensure that you understand your diagnosis and create a plan for treatment moving forward.

 

Be prepared to follow up.

After your virtual visit, make sure you know what steps to take next. This might include getting additional tests or taking medication prescribed by your doctor. If you have any questions, be sure to ask them before ending the visit so that you can be clear on what needs to be done moving forward.

Follow up with your regular doctor.

Once you’ve discussed your X-rays with your virtual doctor, follow up with your regular doctor so that they can update their records and keep track of your progress. This is especially important if you have a chronic health condition that requires ongoing treatment.

 

Before Your Visit

Request your X-rays from your previous doctor’s office or hospital so you can have them ready to show during your virtual visit. If you don’t have them handy, ask the staff at your new doctor’s office how you can obtain them. It’s also a good idea to make a list of questions or concerns you want to discuss with the doctor. That way, you can make sure all of your questions are answered during the limited time frame of the visit.

 

During Your Visit

When it’s time for your virtual visit, log in to the designated platform at your appointed time. The doctor will likely ask you some general questions about your health and symptoms before getting down to business.

Once they’re ready to look at your X-rays, have them pulled up on your computer screen so they’re easy for the doctor to see. If you have any specific questions or concerns about what they’re seeing, don’t hesitate to ask.

The goal is for you to leave the virtual visit feeling confident in your diagnosis and treatment plan.

 

After Your Visit

Be sure to follow up with any tests or referrals that the doctor recommends. If you have any questions after the visit, their staff should be able to help you through email.

And if you’re ever unsure about something, don’t hesitate to reach out to them for clarification.

The goal is for you to feel comfortable and confident in your care, even if it’s coming from a computer screen instead of a brick-and-mortar office.

 

Conclusion

Virtual visits are becoming increasingly popular as technology advances. While they offer many benefits, such as convenience and flexibility, they also require patients to be more proactive in their own care. When you have a virtual doctor visit, request your X-rays ahead of time and prepare a list of questions or concerns so you can make the most of your limited time with the doctor.

With a little preparation, you can rest assured knowing that you’ll get the same high-quality care from your virtual visits as you would from an in-person appointment.

Visit our clinic page to see the amazing specialists we have available for on-demand telemedicine consults

 
Ismail Sayeed CEO Medical Director ViOS, Inc.

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Dr. Ismail Sayeed

Dr. Sayeed is the Medical Director of ViOS, Inc. He is a deeply committed physician entrepreneur & medical blog writer. While building the global infrastructure of the VIOS Clinic, he is dedicated to educate people on the potential of specialist telemedicine for managing chronic diseases.

Read more about him in his author bio

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