Irina Gressel, MD
Primary Care & Aesthetic Physician located in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY
More people than ever are looking for accessible, convenient ways to speak with a medical professional. Many are busy and can’t find appointment times that fit their schedule, while others would understandably prefer to stay home if they’re sick. This is why primary care physician Irina Gressel, MD, offers telemedicine from her practice in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. Now, you can get the medical care you need from the comfort of your own home. Call the practice or use the online booking tool to schedule your telemedicine appointment.
Telemedicine Q & A
What is telemedicine?
Telemedicine is a way for medical professionals to provide remote care and treatment to their patients. Rather than making an in-office visit, you consult with your provider over the phone or through digital technologies.
With telemedicine, it makes it easier to get appointments, it’s often more cost-effective, and you don’t have to worry about leaving your home.
Dr. Gressel offers convenient telemedicine services to all her patients. Call the practice to find out more.
When should you use telemedicine?
While you should never use telemedicine when you have a medical emergency, it’s an efficient way of seeking treatment for everyday health concerns, such as:
- Infected cuts
- Insect bites
- Eye conditions
- Cold and flu symptoms
- Sickness and diarrhea
- Prescription refills
- Health monitoring
- Follow-up consultations
Telemedicine makes it easier for you to get the help you need, when you need it, reducing the risk of minor issues turning into serious health problems. If you have a health concern, don’t put it off; make a telemedicine appointment for peace of mind.
Is all telemedicine the same?
Not all telemedicine appointments are the same. Dr. Gressel offers different types of care, depending on your needs. They include:
Interactive telemedicine enables physicians and patients to communicate in real-time over the phone, through video conferencing, or via app or website.
Remote monitoring means patients collect their own health data through mobile medical equipment and share this with their doctor. They only need an in-office appointment if the results show any change.
Many people with specific medical needs have more than one provider. Telemedicine allows everyone involved in a person’s care to share and store essential, relevant health information.
Dr. Gressel provides efficient, effective patient care when you need it most. She even offers Saturday appointment times every other week.
Is telemedicine the same thing as telehealth?
Telemedicine is closely linked with telehealth, but the two aren’t the same. Telemedicine is one element of telehealth: treatment.
Telehealth describes an approach to medical care that uses telecommunication technologies. Telemedicine is one aspect, but telehealth also covers video conferencing capabilities, online booking platforms, medical education, patient portals, and physician training.
Speak with Irina Gressel, MD, and her team to learn about how you can stay connected. Call the practice today or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment or find out more.