When Should You Meet With A Urologist Via Telehealth
Telehealth became popular during the COVID 19 pandemic, providing safe, convenient access to medical providers. Many people have found they prefer it to in-person visits, as it can save travel time, allows for easy access to some of the best physicians, and can help in ensuring the early detection of potentially serious health conditions. It is particularly well suited to urology, an area of medicine that focuses on issues pertaining to the urinary tract and reproductive systems. At Lazare Urology, we provide top-quality, high-end telehealth services you can trust.
Dr. Jonathan Lazare is a board-certified urologist and a renowned expert in men’s sexual health. Based in Brooklyn, NY, he uses telehealth to diagnose, treat, and manage a broad range of urological conditions. The following provides some general information on when to meet with a urologist via telehealth. To request a consultation or find out more about the process, contact our office today.
Urological Conditions That Can Be Diagnosed, Managed, and Treated Via Telehealth
There is a wide range of urological conditions that can impact men and women. In both sexes, these can affect the urinary tract system, resulting in discomfort, decreased functioning, and diseases of the kidneys, bladder, and urethra. In men specifically, urological issues can impact the reproductive system, including the penis, testes, scrotum, and prostate.
At Lazare Urology, we use telehealth services in diagnosing, treating, and managing care for people experiencing problems and unexplained symptoms in these areas. This includes:
- Kidney stones and bladder stones;
- Urinary tract infections;
- Hematuria, or blood in the urine;
- Urinary influx in children;
- Interstitial cystitis, or painful bladder syndrome;
- Overactive bladder;
- Urinary incontinence;
- Prostate inflammation;
- Delayed or premature puberty in boys;
- Low testosterone;
- Erectile dysfunction;
- Other common problems impacting men’s sexual health.
When To Use Telehealth To Meet With A Urologist
Telehealth offers a variety of benefits for patients. It allows them easier access to urology services and to renowned experts in the field while saving time sitting in traffic or waiting in a doctor’s office. As a result, one of the major advantages that it can offer is early detection. This prevents dangerous delays that can allow urological issues to become more serious and difficult to treat. You should meet with a urologist via telehealth in any of the following situations:
If you have noticed changes in your urinary habits;
As a man, if you are experiencing any type of sexual problems or having reproductive issues;
At the first sign of irritating or uncomfortable symptoms;
To get additional information and updates on treating or managing a diagnosed condition;
For follow up appointments;
To address general concerns and discuss ways to improve your urinary, reproductive, or sexual health.
Contact Our Board-Certified Urologist To Schedule A Telehealth Appointment Today
Telehealth offers a safe, convenient way of visiting with our board-certified urologist and can help to prevent dangerous delays in treatment that could cause your condition to worsen. To schedule a telehealth appointment or to find out more about the process, call or contact Lazare Urology online today.
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.
Are Telehealth Services Still Covered By Insurance?
Yes. Medicare Part B and Medicaid (in New York State) provide coverage for telehealth services. In addition, most private market individual health insurance plans and employer-based health insurance plans provide coverage for reasonable and necessary telemedicine services. If you have specific questions about insurance coverage, our team of professionals can 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.