Telemedicine is a revolutionary approach to receiving quality health care from the comfort of your own home. Whether for weekly weight loss support or follow-up treatment for erectile dysfunction, Gregory W. Valentine, MD, of Valentine Weight Loss & Wellness Center offers this service from his office in Fayetteville, Georgia, and serving the Greater Atlanta area. To see if telemedicine is right for your ongoing medical care, call or book an appointment online.
Telemedicine is a type of health care that is offered remotely when you and Dr. Valentine are not in the same location. Using your smartphone, you can have access to Dr. Valentine’s expertise and experience without having to go to his office.
Telemedicine uses a secure video-chatting service to connect you both so that your personal and health information is protected while you’re able to see each other and interact.
Dr. Valentine can do many assessments over video-chat by asking you questions and having you perform certain activities, like walking, breathing deeply, or showing him a wound that is being treated. He can dispense advice and present ongoing treatment plans during your telemedicine session.
This type of service can be especially helpful for those who:
In order to qualify for telemedicine with Dr. Valentine, an initial consultation and workup must be done in the office.
Not every condition can or should be treated using telemedicine. Some conditions that may be good for use with telemedicine are acute and chronic conditions that need ongoing monitoring or follow-up, such as:
In some cases, Dr. Valentine may provide you with equipment such as a heart monitor or blood pressure machine, to help give accurate information that can be easily shared during a telemedicine session.
Dr. Valentine uses telemedicine to support your weight loss efforts through weekly check-ins for both regular and accelerated weight loss programs. During telemedicine sessions, you may share information such as:
You may also use telemedicine to meet with your certified nutrition and behavioral therapists, who are an important part of your weight loss team.
To see if telemedicine is appropriate for your ongoing medical care, call or book an appointment with Valentine Weight Loss & Wellness Center.