Telemedicine Specialist

GYN Specialists of Reno

Bruce Crawford, MD, FPMRS

Urogynecology located in Reno, NV

Modern technology has changed the world in many ways, including how health care is administered. At GYN Specialists of Reno, Bruce Crawford, MD, FPMRS, offers telemedicine to his patients living in and around Reno, Nevada, allowing them to keep up with their health care no matter how busy life gets. If you’d like to take advantage of the modern age with telemedicine, call the office or use the online scheduling tool.

Telemedicine Q & A

What is telemedicine?

Thanks to smartphones, tablets, and computers that are equipped with video conferencing technologies, telemedicine is fast becoming an efficient way to deliver remote health care. With telemedicine, you can make an appointment with Dr. Crawford from the comfort of your own home or office, saving you the time of going to GYN Specialists of Reno in person.

What are the benefits of telemedicine?

If you have an ongoing issue, such as incontinence, that requires Dr. Crawford’s vigilant oversight, telemedicine can play an extremely important role in your care. This electronic communication allows both you and the doctor to keep up with your treatments and progress more regularly, without having to rely on in-person appointments that may be harder to schedule.

While telemedicine has its limitations and there are times when you do need to see Dr. Crawford for one-on-one care, it does offer you the ability to make the most of your time and busy schedule. In fact, many people are more diligent about their care because of the ease of telemedicine.

As well, if you have an issue that precludes you from getting to the office (if you’re sick or you have limited mobility), telemedicine allows you access to the care you need from the safety and comfort of your home.

How should I prepare for my telemedicine appointment?

To get the most out of your telemedicine appointment, you should ensure that your video services are functioning well. A crucial aspect of telemedicine is good audio and video, so you may want to run a few experiments with friends to ensure that your connections are clear.

When it comes time for your telemedicine appointment with Dr. Crawford, make sure you have a quiet place to conduct your “visit,” and be sure to have a list of any questions you’ve prepared in advance so you don’t forget anything.

Does insurance cover telemedicine?

This largely depends upon your insurance company. More insurance companies are embracing the practice as long as HIPAA requirements are met and the care is justified. Be sure to call your insurance company in advance to find out whether you’re covered for telemedicine services.

To learn more about telemedicine, call GYN Specialists of Reno or request an appointment using the online booking feature.