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What Is the Difference Between Telehealth and Telemedicine?

There are many questions swirling around the healthcare and medical communities these days. What's available and unavailable? Where can I go and not go? At aNu Aesthetics™ & Optimal Wellness in Kansas City, Missouri, we want you to understand the difference between telehealth and telemedicine so you can get the help you need.

What Is the Difference Between Telehealth and Telemedicine?

One thing that people are asking about is the nuanced issue of attaining both physician care (such as advice) and clinical treatment (exams) without physically going into an office.

As many workers settle into working from home, the terms “telemedicine” and “telehealth” are coming up more and more. Let's take a moment to see what differences there are between the two services.

Defining the Terms

Generally, the concept of providing health-related services is known as telehealth. Telehealth allows a patient to connect with a physician electronically without ever stepping into a traditional doctor's office. Now more than ever, that not only makes sense, but it also provides a continuous method of treatment for patients who can't afford a lapse in care.

Through telehealth, a patient can access an array of services, from basic advice to more specific care such as monitoring of blood sugar levels. And this is where telemedicine comes into play.

Meeting Your Individual Needs

Telemedicine is a subset of telehealth and always involves specific clinical help, such as the direct discussion of treatment or an analysis of test results. In today's health care markets, patients never need to miss getting the results of a screening when the services offered by telemedicine allow them to connect with a doctor.

Essentially, you can always get a diagnosis provided that you can be reached electronically, regardless of your ability to access a physical medical office, and this new freedom is something that both patients and providers are taking into account as we move forward.

How aNu Aesthetics™ & Optimal Wellness Incorporates Telehealth

Telehealth is usually the first step in a treatment plan. You will confer with your doctor about what options work best for you. You will decide what type of telemedicine to select as a part of your treatment.

The team at aNu Aesthetics™ & Optimal Wellness is accustomed to personalizing treatment options that include telemedicine whenever possible. Virtual consultations are also available. For us, telemedicine isn't new, and we're committed to getting you the care you need remotely for everyone's safety and convenience.

Stay Tuned for Advancements

As technology continues to expand and improve, look for further advances in both telehealth and telemedicine. Obviously, some treatments won't ever be available outside of a clinical office setting, but all signs indicate that more and more services will become available to patients as electronic medicine expands. Contact aNu Aesthetics™ & Optimal Wellness today to learn more!

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