If there’s anything that 2020 has changed in the way that SLMA practices medicine, it’s how innovative we’ve become with patient services. As caregivers, we were challenged to find a way to continue to serve our patients while practicing social distancing under the statewide stay-at-home order, so our team immediately got to work on setting up a telemedicine service. Since its launch, it has been an incredible experience for both patients and doctors to be able to manage their health in the safety of their own home.
What is Telemedicine?
Telemedicine has been around in one form or another since the 1950s, but in recent years it has become more sophisticated, and increasingly user-friendly and secure. Remote consultations between patients and doctors are HIPAA secure and accessible through any phone, tablet, or computer that is microphone and camera enabled. We can manage patient records, diagnose, treat and even perform certain diagnostics from a distance with the same quality care you would receive in person.
What Types of Appointments are Available for Virtual Consultations?
Patients in the Morgan City and Houma areas can schedule Primary Care, OB/GYN and Endocrinology appointments by calling the phone number listed for the following telemedicine providers:
Family Practice – 181 Corporate Drive, Houma
Dr. Angeron and Heidi Cehan, NP
Internal Medicine – 1302 Lakewood Drive, Morgan City
Dr. Carla Thurston and Maria Williams, NP
Women’s Clinic – 165 Corporate Drive, Houma
Drs. Duplantis and Mann
Endocrinology Clinic – 165 Corporate Drive, Houma
How Can Telemedicine Help You and Your Family?
Whether you don’t have access to a mode of transportation, are unable to take time off of work or simply want to avoid dealing with the commute, our telemedicine service allows you to access the quality healthcare you need from your trusted provider, wherever you go. No need to pay for a sitter or lose precious time driving to and from your doctor’s office—just give us a call to schedule your virtual appointment and start managing your health from home.
In the event that the reason for your doctor’s visit requires an in-person consultation, our highly-qualified staff will evaluate your case and work with you to schedule an in-office visit that best suits your schedule. To find out if our telemedicine service is appropriate for you and your family’s next visit, give SLMA a call at one of our participating locations today!