Rapid City Healthcare
Urgent Care & COVID Testing Center located in Irving, TX
Getting the care you need shouldn’t be complicated. That’s why Russell Huq, MD, and the urgent care specialists at Rapid City Healthcare in Irving, Texas, offer telemedicine. Remote health care services allow you to connect with your doctor without leaving your home. To learn more about telemedicine, call Rapid City Healthcare or schedule an appointment online today.
What is telemedicine?
Telemedicine is a type of health care that allows your doctor to provide medical services remotely. Modern technology allows you to connect with your doctor securely through video platforms, audio messages, and other forms of virtual contact. Opting for telemedicine means you can receive a variety of health care services without leaving home.
What services does telemedicine offer?
Rapid City Healthcare offers several telemedicine services, including:
If you have a question regarding a health concern, need a prescription refill, or are experiencing new or worsening symptoms, you can speak with your doctor virtually for a consultation.
With access to your medical history, your doctor at Rapid City Healthcare can provide comprehensive patient education on disease prevention, dietary recommendations, and lifestyle modifications to improve your health.
If you need a referral to a dermatologist, gastroenterologist, oncologist, or other specialist, your physician can make the recommendation virtually.
School care and behavioral health referrals
Telemedicine allows your doctor to connect you with a behavioral health specialist to diagnose and treat your children's developmental, behavioral, and mental health conditions. Live video and audio enable your doctor to share diagnostic testing, imaging, data, and other specialized health information.
What are the benefits of telemedicine?
Telemedicine offers numerous benefits, including:
With a shortage of board-certified physicians in both rural and urban areas, telemedicine allows doctors to connect with patients who otherwise wouldn't have access to the medical care they need.
Reduced health care costs
Visiting a doctor in person is costly for those who live in rural communities or don’t have access to reliable transportation. Paying for gas, bus fare, parking, and childcare adds up quickly.
The cost of traveling to your doctor may stop you from visiting altogether, leaving minor medical concerns unresolved. Over time, these minor health problems can evolve into more serious concerns that require time-consuming and costly treatment. By taking advantage of telemedicine now, your doctor at Rapid City Healthcare can manage your health remotely.
Telemedicine is a convenient way to get quality health care from the comfort of your own home. Many people feel more relaxed at home than at a medical facility, allowing for a more comfortable visit via telemedicine.
To learn more about telemedicine, call Rapid City Healthcare or schedule an appointment online today.