Telemedicine Specialist

The Healthcare Gallery & Wellness Spa

Primary Care Practice & Medical Spa located in Baton Rouge, LA

Getting to the doctor’s office may not always be convenient. Leone Elliott Jr., MD, MBA, and the team at The Healthcare Gallery & Wellness Spa offer telemedicine so you can always see your health care provider, even when you’re unable to get to the office. To learn how telemedicine can work for you, call the office in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, or schedule an appointment online today.

Telemedicine Q&A

What is telemedicine?

Telemedicine allows you to get the health services you need without a visit to the doctor’s office. Instead, you meet with your provider remotely using advanced telecommunication equipment. 

Dr. Elliott and the team at The Healthcare Gallery & Wellness Spa offer telemedicine services to provide the comprehensive care you need no matter where you are. All you need for telemedicine is a computer, tablet, or smartphone and access to the internet.

The team conducts your telemedicine appointment through a safe and secure video conferencing system. If you don’t have access to the internet, the team may provide care over the phone when appropriate. 

Am I a candidate for telemedicine?

Dr. Elliott and the team determine if you’re a candidate for telemedicine after a quick review of your health needs. They may recommend telemedicine for established patients of the primary care practice who have a mild illness and need a sick visit.

They may also offer telemedicine appointments for their patients who are participating in chronic care management. People with chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension need regular visits to the doctor to manage symptoms and medications. 

With advances in telecommunication and medical technology, the team may provide the care you need through their telemedicine service. 

Telemedicine at The Healthcare Gallery & Wellness Spa also works well for their weight management service. For this service, patients have a lifestyle coach who provides ongoing support and education. 

Telemedicine appointments for weight management are convenient and may make it easier for you to stick with your program.

What can I expect during telemedicine?

You can expect the same patient-focused care through telemedicine at The Healthcare Gallery & Wellness Spa as you’d expect from an in-office visit. The specifics of your appointment, however, depend on your health needs.

During your telemedicine visit, Dr. Elliott asks detailed questions about your health concerns and reviews your medical history and treatment plan. He may request objective health data, such as your weight, body temperature, or home blood glucose readings (for patients with diabetes). 

Dr. Elliott then talks to you about your health concerns and provides recommendations, which may include lifestyle counseling, refilling your current medication, or making a change to your medication. 

In some cases, the team may request an in-office visit if they’re unable to diagnose the health problem through their telemedicine service.

Schedule your telemedicine appointment by calling The Healthcare Gallery & Wellness Spa or booking an appointment online today.