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A Private Pediatric Practice located in Sacramento and Folsom, CA

Telemedicine services offered in Sacramento and Folsom, CA

Thanks to technology, you can now have your child seen and treated by an expert pediatrician from the comfort of your home. At Pediatric Medical Associates located in Folsom and Sacramento, California, the team has embraced telemedicine so that you can access their expert services anytime, anywhere. The team of board-certified pediatricians remains committed to providing the best pediatric services at your convenience, so call now to set up your video appointment. You can also request an appointment online.

How does telemedicine work?

Telehealth isn’t just virtual care. It's a means that allows the team at Pediatric Medical Associates to extend their services digitally. Your appointments may be virtual, but the expertise and care that go into them are very real. In fact, studies show that telehealth services are just as effective as in-person visits. 

Virtual appointments can help you avoid unnecessary visits or maintain contact with the expert team of pediatricians even when you’re far away. However, it’s important to note that telemedicine only works for some conditions, especially those that don’t require testing for diagnosis. 

What health conditions work with virtual care?

Some of the most effective virtual appointments involve common issues such as:

  • Diarrhea or vomiting
  • Mild fever
  • Snoring
  • Rash
  • Slight injuries
  • Earache
  • Eczema
  • Cough
  • Asthma
  • Joint pain or headaches
  • Problems with urination

Telemedicine also works very well for prescription refills because it allows the team to monitor your child’s recovery reliably. However, health problems like breathing issues, eye injuries, head injuries, and any severe condition all require a physical visit. 

Routine visits also have to be done in person because that’s when pediatricians carry out tests and checks to monitor your child’s growth and development.

What’s the team’s telemedicine policy?

The Pediatric Medical Associates team is committed to offering high-quality telemedicine appointments. They maintain security by using a secure app to ensure privacy during and after the session and make reaching out to the friendly team during appointed hours easy. 

Telemedicine has been particularly useful to the team and the families they care for because it makes it easy to loop in specialists in different fields. For example, some children may need to see childhood behavioral specialists, cardiologists, audiologists, and endocrinologists. This kind of cooperation can be vital when seeking advice or help for niche medical issues.

That’s part of why your pediatrician may want to conduct an initial appointment virtually to note any early symptoms your child may be showing. By the time you come into the clinic, your pediatricians will be familiar with your child’s health condition and can offer a quicker, more comprehensive, and more satisfactory treatment solution.

Pediatric Medical Associates offices are also open for walk-ins and scheduled appointments. If your child needs a physical visit, call now or schedule an appointment online.