Virtual visits (also known as “telemedicine”) are one of the most prominent technological advances taking the health care world by storm. The idea of virtual visits centers around the fact that not all medical consultations need to take place in person. Thanks to the advance of video conference technology, a doctor and patient can now be connected in a fraction of the time it would take to schedule an in-person appointment.
Urgent 9 is a high acuity urgent care center in Glendale, California. Founded by Dr. Manuel Momjian, one of the guiding principles of Urgent 9 is the center’s commitment to staying on the cutting edge of medical technology. That’s why Urgent 9 has an extensive array of brand new imaging devices right on-site, so that patients can have access to the same (and in some instances, better) technology as their local emergency room.
Naturally, virtual visits are a centerpiece of this dedication to evolving along with the health care field. While the concept may sound like something out of a science fiction movie, the reality is that you can book a virtual visit at Urgent 9 right now.
Urgent 9 founder Dr. Manuel Momjian describes virtual visits as a “natural progression” in health care in our connected age, and he’s spot on about that. In fact, Dr. Momjian is a noted expert and thought leader in the realm of health care technology, which is why he is occasionally an Expert Contributor for Glendale Hills Living Magazine.
In their most recent issue, Dr. Momjian wrote an in-depth, thoughtful article about why virtual visits are a useful tool for both patient and doctor, and how he sees telemedicine fitting into the patient/doctor dynamic in the future. Additionally, he gives some tips regarding the most appropriate situations for virtual visits, and what to look for in a provider who offers telemedicine as a service.
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