10 top uses for telemedicine, according to physicians

Telemedicine is gaining popularity both among patients and providers. Patients like the ease of access and convenience of receiving consultations remotely, and providers are willing to offer that service. Additionally, a recent survey from telemedicine provider American Well found telemedicine may help improve physician work-life balance.

The survey, conducted in collaboration with QuantiaMD, gathered responses from more than 2,000 primary care physicians regarding their perceptions of video consultations. Survey participants were also asked about key uses for telemedicine.

Here are the top 10 uses physicians indicated telemedicine can provide. Respondents could choose more than one response.

1. Concierge services for fee paying patients: 91 percent

2. Medication management/prescription renewal: 86 percent

3. Minor urgent care (i.e. pink eye, fevers): 85 percent

4. Birth control counseling: 83 percent

5. Home health care: 82 percent

6. Chronic condition management: 80 percent

7. Pediatric after-hours needs: 79 percent

8. Behavioral health: 77 percent

9. Post-hospital discharge: 73 percent

10. Post-surgical follow-up: 59 percent

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