What Is Telemedicine and How Can It Help PAD Patients?

Telemedicine, also known as an online health consultation or a virtual doctor visit, is similar to an in-person doctor’s appointment. However, a telemedicine appointment occurs entirely online through a phone or video chat. This allows you to access quality vascular care from the comfort of your home. 

At USA Vascular Centers, our PAD specialists invite you to discover the ease and convenience of our telemedicine options by scheduling an online PAD consultation today.

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What Are the Benefits of Virtual Doctor Visits for PAD Patients?

At USA Vascular Centers, we are dedicated to providing effective solutions for people suffering from peripheral artery disease (PAD). We care about improving the quality of our patients’ lives. We provide effective treatment methods that can relieve painful symptoms, as well as lay out guidelines for patients to maintain their health after treatment.

Our virtual consultations for peripheral artery disease are an easy way to consult with a vascular specialist for all your PAD concerns. The benefits of scheduling an online health consultation include:

Convenience:

We know you may not always have the time to make it in for an appointment. Our online PAD consultations allow you to consult with our vascular experts on your own schedule and from the convenience of your home. Virtual visits help you avoid long wait times, and ensure you can get the care you need when you’re ready. 

For added convenience, you don’t need special equipment for your video call. Any device with a webcam and access to the internet will work for your telemedicine visit. You can use a laptop, desktop computer, smartphone, or tablet.

Covered by Insurance:

Telemedicine visits are covered by most insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid. We make insurance claims easy for you by working directly with your insurance company to file required paperwork. This way, you can focus exclusively on your health. To verify your coverage, give us a call at 888.773.2193.

Same Quality as An Office Visit:

When you schedule a telemedicine visit with us, you can expect the same quality, compassionate care as an in-person office visit. When you schedule a telemedicine consultation with one of our specialists, they will reach out to you at the time you specify is most convenient. Once connected, they will observe your symptoms on your video call. They will then make a treatment recommendation based on your condition and address any concerns you may have.

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How Can Telemedicine Improve the PAD Treatment Process?

During an initial consultation, our PAD specialists can ensure an accurate diagnosis, evaluate the progression of your disease, and make personalized treatment recommendations. You can opt to schedule your visit either in-person or online. Whether you choose an in-person or virtual PAD consultation, your vascular specialist will review your PAD symptoms, current medications, and full medical history. 

To save time and hassle, we suggest scheduling your initial visit online. We are confident that you can obtain the same quality care as you would in person from the comfort and convenience of your own home. Going forward, you may also be able to receive ongoing care through our telemedicine platform.

Frequently Asked Questions About Telemedicine

Are Virtual Doctor Visits Covered by Insurance?

Yes, online health consultations are accepted by most insurance plans including Medicare and Medicaid. Give us a call at 773.2193 to verify your coverage.

How Does It Work?

Once you have scheduled a visit, one of our vascular specialists will reach out to you at the time you specify is most convenient. From here, you will consult with them about your symptoms and receive a treatment recommendation. Once you’re ready, all you’ll need to do to get treatment is schedule a procedure appointment.

What Kind of Device Do I Need for A Virtual Doctor Visit?

  • Any device with a webcam and access to the Internet will work
  • Laptop, Desktop Computer, Smart Phone, or Tablet

How Much Does It Cost?

These online health consultations are covered by most insurance plans, give us a call at 888.773.2193 to verify your coverage.

Symptoms of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Unfortunately, PAD symptoms can become very painful. Some patients experience discomfort, others experience pain that doesn’t go away in their legs and feet. For men with PAD, it’s also common to experience even more serious conditions like erectile dysfunction.

The most common symptoms are tired or achy legs. The signs can grow slowly causing many people ignore the warning signs, dismissing aches and pains as part of the aging process.

If left without treatment, further symptoms may include:

  • Pain and cramps at night
  • Burning sensation in leg and feet muscles
  • Numbness in the legs while sitting
  • Pain when walling
  • Dark, bruise-like colors on your legs and feet
  • Painful and persistent sores on your legs and feet
  • Leg pain that continues after exercising
  • Foot wounds that don’t heal

Why You Shouldn’t Delay PAD Treatment

Thanks to the development of highly innovative medical technologies, diagnosis for PAD is as easy as taking your blood pressure. After diagnosis, depending on the state of your condition, your specialist may recommend some lifestyle changes. For example, smoking is one of the leading causes of PAD, cutting back or quitting can provide significant benefits for your health and help you prevent PAD complications.

We focus on using minimally invasive treatment for severe cases of PAD through the use of stent angioplasty. Procedures such as stent angioplasty improve  by increasing the blood circulation to your legs, which as a result reduces the frequency and intensity of pain. Stent angioplasty is commonly used to restore the flow of blood to blocked arteries.

Schedule a Consultation With USA Vascular Today

If you’re sitting at home with painful symptoms from peripheral artery disease (PAD), give us a call to see how you can benefit from a telemedicine visit. Once you schedule your peripheral artery disease virtual consultation, your treatment procedure is only one appointment away. We look forward to meeting you online.

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