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Understanding Telemedicine

Find out how we are providing quality medical care for our little patients through the computer screen.

Since the start of the pandemic, our Lawrenceville, GA, pediatricians Dr. Anu Sheth, Dr. Christian Messick, and Dr. Anna Lawson have had to pivot how they offer medical care to their patients. With telemedicine visits, our Lawrenceville, GA, patients can still get the same quality pediatric care they know and trust from the comfort of their very own home. If you’re not quite sure how telemedicine visits work or whether they are right for your little one, here’s what you need to know.

When to Turn to Telehealth

There are many reasons why you may want to consider scheduling a telemedicine visit with one of our Lawrenceville, GA, children’s doctors. Some of these reasons include,

  • You are too far away to come into the office for care
  • You want the comfort and convenience of being able to get medical care without leaving your home
  • Virtual follow-ups and other medical appointments are easier to work around your schedule
  • You can get care when it’s convenient for you and your child
  • You save time not having to drive to our office
  • You can protect your child and our doctors and staff by keeping them at home if they are experiencing flu-like symptoms that you think might be COVID-19

The Health Problems Telehealth Can Address

While these at-home video appointments with our pediatricians aren’t recommended if your child is dealing with an urgent or serious health problem, or if they require emergency care, these online medical appointments can be a great way for us to treat minor injuries and conditions including,

  • A cold or flu
  • Allergies
  • Conjunctivitis (“pink eye)
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Rashes
  • Anxiety
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Bug bites

These appointments can also be used to,

  • Instruct you and your child on how to use certain medications (e.g., asthma inhaler)
  • To determine whether certain medications are working well for your child
  • To prescribe a different medication or refill a prescription
  • To provide advice and customized recommendations on healthy eating, diet, lifestyle, and more

Certain conditions such as a urinary tract infection or ear infection will require further testing to diagnose the problem before we prescribe medication. In these cases, our pediatricians will recommend bringing your little one into the office.

Whether you’re still on the fence about telemedicine visits or you want to schedule an online appointment with your Lawrenceville, GA, pediatrician, don’t hesitate to call Pediatric Associates of Lawrenceville at (770) 277-6725 to book a telehealth visit or to ask additional questions about online care.

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