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Telemedicine

Sellwood Medical Clinic

Family & Pediatrics & Internal Medicine located in Portland, OR

If it’s not convenient or you’re unable to get to your doctor’s office, the expert team of primary care specialists at Sellwood Medical Clinic, with three offices in Portland, Oregon, are here for you and your entire family. They offer virtual telemedicine appointments to meet your health care needs from the comfort of home. Schedule your next telemedicine appointment with Sellwood Medical Clinic by phone or online today.

Telemedicine Q & A

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What is telemedicine?

Telemedicine at Sellwood Medical Clinic includes virtual primary care services with board-certified, family, pediatric, and internal medicine specialists. 

You can chat with your doctor via phone, computer, tablet, or another electronic device. Doing so is often more convenient than in-person doctor visits if you’re tight on time or can’t leave your home. 

What are the benefits of telemedicine?

Some of the numerous benefits of choosing telemedicine with the Sellwood Medical Clinic team include:

  • No exposure to sick patients
  • Time savings
  • Convenience
  • Cost savings
  • No need for childcare

You receive the same quality primary care services during telemedicine appointments as you do during face-to-face visits at Sellwood Medical Clinic.

What is telemedicine used for?

Telemedicine with primary care experts at Sellwood Medical Clinic can detect, diagnose, and treat certain medical problems or follow up with you after past appointments. Your provider helps you better manage chronic conditions or illnesses, such as:

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Arthritis
  • Colds and flu
  • Other illnesses
  • Injuries
  • Depression 
  • Anxiety

Any time you have new, unusual, or worsening symptoms, the Sellwood Medical Clinic team is here for you day or night. 

What happens during telemedicine appointments?

Your Sellwood Medical Clinic provider calls you at your scheduled telemedicine appointment time. They talk about your medical history and symptoms and evaluate you during the video call on your phone, tablet, or other device.

If you’ve undergone lab tests, such as blood tests, urine tests, throat or nasal swabs, or tissue biopsies, your primary care specialist reviews the results to determine which treatment plan is best for you.

Which treatments are available?

After evaluating your condition, Sellwood Medical Clinic specialists might recommend:

  • Rest and drinking plenty of fluids
  • Over-the-counter medicines
  • Prescription medications
  • Weight loss or dietary changes
  • Dietary supplements
  • Injections
  • An inhaler
  • Birth control
  • Hormone therapy
  • Online counseling

Your primary care provider lets you know if further diagnostic testing, in-person or emergency medicine visits, or care from a specialist is necessary. They follow up with you as needed to optimize your health and well-being.

Don’t forgo seeing a primary care doctor because you can’t attend in-person doctor visits. Schedule a telemedicine appointment with the experts at Sellwood Medical Clinic by phone or online today.