Now accepting Telehealth appointments. Call (210) 680-8081 to schedule a virtual visit.

Telehealth Specialist

Family Medical Home

Family Medicine Physicians located in San Antonio, TX

Doctor's visits are essential to maintaining good health, but they take time away from your home and work life. These visits can be cumbersome to schedule and could expose you to pathogens carried by other patients. Maintain your health at home with Telehealth visits at Family Medical Home in San Antonio, Texas. Many of your essential health needs and the management of chronic conditions are easily managed remotely on the Doxy.me platform, which is used by the practice. Learn how you can schedule your Telehealth visit by calling the office today or reach out to our team online.

Telehealth Q & A

What is telehealth?

Telehealth uses electronic communication in real-time to provide you with essential health care. Telehealth allows the doctors to effectively evaluate your health, answer questions, and offer treatment recommendations, all from the comfort of your home.

Family Medical Home employs the Doxy.me platform to deliver telehealth using video-conferencing, audio communication, and sometimes text messaging with your phone, tablet, or computer.

What types of medical issues can receive treatment with telemedicine?

The team at Family Medical Home offers telemedicine visits to manage chronic conditions, assess medication, and conduct follow-up visits. You may also pursue a telehealth appointment for issues such as:

  • Headaches
  • Fever, cough, and flu
  • Insect bites or stings
  • Nasal congestion
  • Skin infections or rashes
  • Some women’s and men’s health care questions
  • Diabetes management
  • Cholesterol and other blood test reviews
  • Fatigue

The doctors can also manage issues, such as psoriasis, eczema, and hives through telehealth visits. Of course, life-threatening events, such as heart attack, stroke, and deep wounds, aren’t appropriate for telehealth visits. If you have any doubt, call the office and the staff can direct you to the best type of appointment.

What are the benefits of telehealth?

One of the apparent benefits of telehealth is convenience. You conduct your appointment from work or home with no travel interruption to your day.

Another advantage is the ability to maintain social distance while still getting your health needs met. You don't have to wait in a clinic with other patients or come into physical contact with staff members.

Should you have a condition that makes travel to the office difficult or care for small children or the infirmed, you can stay home but still visit with a highly-qualified medical expert.

The Doxy.me application is simple and easy to use, even for those who aren’t technologically savvy. No need to download specific software or create an account. You use any phone, tablet, or computer that has a camera and microphone.

Are telehealth visits private?

You can see a doctor from Family Medical Home from anywhere for a video call. All data during the visit is encrypted. Sessions are anonymous, and no information shared at the appointment is stored. Doxy.me adheres to all HIPAA, PIPEDA, and GDPR data privacy requirements. 

To learn more about telehealth or schedule your convenient, safe, private medical visit, call the office of Family Medical Home to schedule today or reach out to the team online.