How Telemedicine Works

Apr 10, 2023
How Telemedicine Works
Telemedicine is convenient, but how does it work? Keep reading to learn how to use it and the ways it can benefit you.

The healthcare industry has gone through many changes to provide better quality care. The introduction of telemedicine is one such transformation. 

Here at Genesis Health and Beauty Bar, Brittany Aguirre, DO and our team use telemedicine technology to connect us as health care providers with our patients virtually, bridging the gap between distance and time. This medical advancement has been crucial in providing medical services for those who were previously unable to access it due to geographic or mobility constraints. 

Understanding telemedicine

Telemedicine operates by leveraging communication technologies, such as video conferencing, live streaming, and electronic data exchange to deliver health care services directly to patients like you, regardless of your location. 

It gives you the ability to communicate with us using your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or computer, making it a convenient and cost-effective option. 

How telemedicine works

Here is how you can use telemedicine:

1. Schedule a virtual appointment

You schedule a consultation with Dr. Aguirre or another of our team members through an online portal or app. We then send you a confirmation message with instructions on how to join the virtual appointment.

2. Join the virtual appointment

Once you log in to your virtual appointment, you do a quick check-in and get connected to one of us. We go through your medical history, symptoms, and any necessary tests to give you an accurate diagnosis.

3. Treatment

If we prescribe medication, we can send the prescription to your pharmacy electronically. We can also give you medical advice, order lab tests, or refer you for further testing or treatment.

If you have any questions before your virtual appointment, don’t hesitate to call our office. We work with you to make the process as easy as possible for you.

Benefits of telemedicine

Telemedicine appointments have become popular because of the many advantages they offer, including:


Telemedicine eliminates the need for travel. You can connect with us from the comfort of your own home.


Telemedicine reduces your health care costs by reducing travel expenses, the need for specialty clinics, and hospitalization.

Improved access

Telemedicine increases your access to health care services if you live in a remote area where medical facilities may not be available.


With telemedicine, you can rely on connecting through a secure line where your information is protected by privacy rules, just like in-person appointments.

To learn more about telemedicine or to set up a telemedicine appointment, contact us at our office in Daphne, Alabama by phone or online today. We look forward to connecting with you.