Mountainside Medical Clinic
Liban Osman, FNP-C
Primary Care Practice located in Phoenix, AZ
Thanks to telemedicine, it’s possible to receive high-quality medical care from the comfort of your home. At Mountainside Medical Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona, Liban Osman, FNP-C, offers highly secure, HIPAA-compliant telemedicine to adults and teenagers. If you’re interested in learning more, book online to schedule an appointment or call the office today.
What is telemedicine?
Telemedicine makes it possible to exchange medical information online via modern technologies like smartphones, laptops, and the internet. It presents an opportunity to meet with Liban from anywhere, including your office or home.
Telemedicine was first invented more than 40 years ago. It exploded in popularity during 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated lockdowns.
What are the advantages of telemedicine?
Telemedicine presents a variety of advantages compared to traditional in-office appointments. For one, it gives you access to highly-qualified medical professionals you might not be able to meet with otherwise. This is especially true if you live in a rural area or lead a busy lifestyle that prevents you from scheduling routine checkups.
Telemedicine can also save you time and energy. If you’re responsible for child care or provide support to an elderly loved one, you can meet with Liban without ever leaving home. That means no waiting in traffic, finding a babysitter, or exposure to others who might be sick.
In addition, insurance plans cover most telemedicine. You can receive the same quality care you would in the office, for the price of a copay.
What happens during a telemedicine appointment?
No two telemedicine appointments are exactly alike. Liban tailors each consultation based on your individual needs.
A telemedicine appointment typically begins with a brief discussion of your lifestyle and goals for treatment. Afterward, Liban reviews your medical history and asks questions about your symptoms.
Depending on the reason for your visit, Liban might ask you to point your smartphone or computer camera at your eyes, ears, nose, or throat. He might also ask you to stand up and walk around or perform a series of strength or range-of-motion exercises.
Aside from diagnosing and treating illnesses, Liban uses telemedicine to:
- Update or refill prescriptions
- Order laboratory testing
- Conduct psychological evaluations
- Monitor chronic disease
If necessary, Liban can also refer you to a medical specialist in the area.
What if I need an in-person exam?
Telemedicine is incredibly versatile, but some health problems require in-person assessments. If Liban is unable to diagnose or treat your condition via telemedicine, he has you schedule an in-person appointment.
To learn more about the benefits of telemedicine, request a consultation at Mountainside Medical Clinic. Book online to schedule an appointment or call the office to speak with a staff member today.