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WSVN Television in Miami recently aired a profile of The Soffer Health Application, an award-winning smartphone app from Dr. Ariel Soffer, a board certified cardiologist and specialist in treating varicose veins and spider veins in patients throughout Miami, Aventura, Miami-Dade and Broward counties.
“Have you ever wanted to pick up the phone and ask your doctor is this normal? Now you can,” the station reports
http://www.wsvn.com/features/articles/medicalreports/MI96290/#ixzz29tMUWepB]. “As 7′s Mike Marza shows us a new medical app is changing the way doctors see patients.”
As patients have come to understand since the customized app debuted, the iPhone or Google Android app has earned a place beside the stethoscope as a critical tool in patient care. The easy-to-use smartphone app enables virtual consultations and medical photography for patients with vein or general heart health questions.
Powerful, intuitive and simple to use for patient and physician alike, the app allows both to interact easily and quickly. According to Dr. Soffer, it is an “invaluable and permanent tool in the offices of leading physicians committed to delivering leading-edge patient care. It incorporates medical photography, patient-practice correspondence, and numerous other common interactions – streamlining the doctor-patient relationship and improving the delivery of care.”
As previously reported on this blog, once downloaded and installed, the free app allows patients to shoot and submit photos to their doctor and ask questions about treatments, progress or side effects. Patients can also access post-procedure care instructions, FAQs, directions and office hours and contact information through the consumer app.
Clinical photography capabilities serve the essential ingredient of effective treatment of vein disease. Physicians can use clinical photography submitted with the app to examine and diagnose patient conditions and provide consultations, offer advice to patients and prospective patients, discuss expectations, suggest options and outcomes, and visually document the results. Doctors also can use these images to assess effectiveness of previous intervention and determine the best course of action for future treatment, this blog has previously noted.
The app has become a global phenomenon. Vein doctors and cardiologists from Brazil, Ecuador, Israel and Russia have contacted the Soffer Health Institute about adapting and translating the app for use in their practices. Dermatologists also have expressed interest in the app.
“It makes you feel like a person,” said Jennifer Rosenblum, a patient of the Soffer Health Institute who uses the product. “It makes you feel like, ‘Hey, this doctor’s office really cares about you.’”
For more information, go to https://myappworx.com/appworx-overview.
About Soffer Health Institute. The Soffer Health Institute, with offices throughout Miami-Dade and Broward counties, Florida, is dedicated to making patients feel at home throughout their medical evaluation and treatment procedures. Headed by Dr. Ariel Soffer, who is board certified in cardiovascular disease and is a Fellow in the American College of Cardiology, the medical team thoroughly evaluates each patient’s condition with the latest research and techniques available and presents a customized treatment plan that best suits each patient’s individual needs. Learn more at www.SofferHealth.com.
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