Soffer Health Institute
Cardiologists, Telemedicine, & Primary Care located in Hollywood, Weston & North Miami, FL
The telemedicine services available at Soffer Health Institute in Hollywood and Weston, Florida, provide you with direct access to board-certified cardiologist, Ariel Soffer, MD, FACC. Dr. Soffer and his medical team offer primary care, cardiovascular evaluations, and vein consults through the latest virtual technologies like FaceTime®. If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of telemedicine, contact the Soffer Health Institute office nearest you by phone or through the online booking system.
Telemedicine Q & A
What is telemedicine?
Telemedicine involves the use of electronic technologies to provide health care evaluations outside of a traditional health office setting. Your provider conducts one-on-one medical consults virtually to determine if you need to be seen in person for additional care. You can make contact with them through a variety of technologies including:
- Phone calls
- Popular apps like FaceTime and WhatsApp
Telemedicine services ensure you can speak with someone on the medical team without leaving the house when you’re experiencing new and urgent symptoms. They can discuss your concerns directly with you and can often evaluate physical symptoms through virtual technology without delays.
In the event you need additional treatment, they can refer you for an in-office visit or direct you to the nearest emergency room.
Why should I consider telemedicine services?
Telemedicine services ensure that you get the medical attention you need without a long wait. This is especially beneficial if you have existing health issues that make it difficult for you to travel to the office.
Through virtual visits, you can access the highest level of primary and cardiology care without ever leaving the comfort of your home. Virtual technology connects you with the team when you need help with unexplained symptoms or if you have complications from your treatment.
You should consider enrolling in telemedicine services if you’re managing a chronic health condition that needs regular medical attention. You can also benefit from routine primary care services through telemedicine, especially if you maintain a busy schedule and in-office visits aren’t convenient.
What can I expect during a telemedicine appointment?
During your pre-scheduled appointment time, you connect with your provider through your preferred technology. They take time to review your medical history, existing health, and any treatments you’re currently receiving, much like they’d do during an in-office visit.
Your practitioner can then discuss your symptoms or health concerns you have. If you’re using video technology, they may be able to evaluate your physical symptoms, such as enlarged veins, skin rashes, or open wounds.
In some cases, the team can recommend treatment during your telemedicine appointment. For more serious conditions, you may need to come to the office for further testing or care, or visit the nearest emergency room for immediate medical attention.
Find out more about the many benefits of telemedicine by calling Soffer Health Institute or by requesting an appointment online today. Please note that during the coronavirus crisis, most televisits are 100% insurance covered with no copays.