FAQs For Urologic Telemedicine Visits
While telemedicine has gradually become more common over the past two decades, the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically increased the rate of growth. According to data provided by Mckinsey & Company, nearly half of Americans are using telemedicine for some of their healthcare needs. You may be considering telemedicine for urology. In this article, our board-certified New York urologist answers some of the most frequently asked questions about urologic telemedicine visits.
What are the Benefits of Telemedicine?
Telemedicine offers many advantages—particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Among other things, the advantages of telehealth include:
- No need to worry about transportation;
- No need to take time off from work;
- More flexibility in scheduling;
- Better options for group participation (spouse, family, etc); and
- You still get top-quality urologic care, including access to specialists.
Can a Telemedicine Appointment Work for Urology?
Yes. Urology is a comprehensive field. It is the branch of medicine that is focused on the male/female urinary system as well as the male reproductive system. There are a number of different urologic issues that are well-suited for telehealth services, including initial diagnostic questions, follow-up care, wound healing, medication-related issues, and quality of life matters.
What Types of Urologic Conditions are Suited for Telemedicine?
A wide range of different urology issues can be dealt with, at least partially, through telemedicine. In fact, many new patients start with a telemedicine urologic appointment. Whether you have questions or concerns about non-emergency urinary tract infections (UTIs), peyronie’s disease (PD), prostate inflammation, urinary reflux, erectile dysfunction, or other male sexual matters, an experienced urologist can provide guidance and support in a confidential setting.
Note: To be clear, some urologic conditions require a physical examination by an experienced urologist. If you are unsure if a physical appointment is necessary in your case, please contact us for help.
Will My Private Health Information Be Kept Safe in a Telemedicine Appointment?
Yes. The security of your private, sensitive health information is of the utmost importance. At Lazare Urology, our practice provides confidential telehealth services to patients. We are in full compliance with the privacy rule of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). A telemedicine appointment is always completely confidential.
Schedule a Consultation With Lazare Urology Today
At Lazare Urology, we are committed to providing top-quality, fully personalized services to our patients. Dr. Jonathan Lazare is an experienced, board-certified urologist. If you have any specific questions or concerns about urologic telemedicine visits, we are here to help. Contact us today to book a strictly confidential appointment. Based in Brooklyn, NY and with hospital privileges in Manhattan, Dr. Lazare provides services throughout the region, including via telemedicine.
Contact Us Today for Help
To find out more about erectile dysfunction and treatment options, call or contact Dr. Lazare and book a telemedicine appointment There are no other national websites offering these types of visits with an experienced, board-certified urologist. Take the first step and reach out today.
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