Would you like to see your child's health care provider without traveling to the office? At Blue Ridge Pediatrics in Raleigh, NC, your four board-certified pediatricians work through private video conferences to determine if your child requires in-office care. Telemedicine is an excellent way to get a health status check quickly and accurately.
When is telemedicine appropriate?
Telemedicine conferences with your Raleigh pediatrician give both doctor and parent the information they need to care correctly for an acute or chronic health problem. Via a video phone call, they may speak to each other in real time, gathering information and images which triage (prioritize) symptoms and help doctors determine a plan of care.
At Blue Ridge Pediatrics, the team sees great benefit in telemedicine. For the patient, there are no transportation concerns. Parent and child stay safely and comfortably at home. Also, you avoid lengthy wait times and extra time off from work or other obligations. Any needed medication prescriptions will be emailed directly to your pharmacy, or if you need documentation for school, your provider will supply that as well.
What can your pediatrician in Raleigh treat through this innovative service? He or she can remotely review and evaluate:
- Mental health issues, such as depression, ADHD, and anxiety
- Allergic reactions and symptoms (seasonal flare-ups)
- Skin rashes, such as eczema and acne
- Insect bites and stings
- Abrasions and lacerations
- Bumps and bruises
- Eye problems such as conjunctivitis (pink eye)
- Diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, and other kinds of GI upset
- Asthma medication management
- Cough, fever, body aches, and other cold and flu symptoms
Additionally, your pediatrician can tell you if your child must be seen in the office for additional evaluation or if a trip to the hospital emergency room is necessary.
About the COVID-19 crisis
At Blue Ridge Pediatrics in Raleigh, NC, we value your child's health above all else. This is especially true during our nation's COVID-19 pandemic crisis. While we do not provide testing for the Coronavirus infection, we will help you determine if your child requires an evaluation. Please call our pediatricians and staff at (919) 782-0021 for help or a telemedicine consultation.