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Louisiana Heart and Vascular

Interventional Cardiologists & Internal Medicine located in Covington, LA & Franklinton, LA

Do you have new or unusual symptoms but don’t want to leave the comfort of your home or office? If so, the experts at Louisiana Heart and Vascular in Covington, Louisiana, offer a convenient solution. Board-certified nurse practitioners Stephanie Silva and Jennifer Picone provide virtual telemedicine services via phone. Call the office to schedule a telemedicine appointment, or use the online booking feature today.

Telemedicine Q & A

What is telemedicine?

Telemedicine at Louisiana Heart and Vascular includes virtual medical care via a phone or tablet. Your provider offers medical evaluations, medical history reviews, diagnoses, and treatments without you having to leave home. While you will need in-person visits in some instances, telemedicine is often appropriate.

What are the benefits of telemedicine?

Telemedicine offers numerous benefits, including:

  • No office wait times
  • No sick patient exposure
  • Privacy 
  • Superior medical care
  • Time and cost savings
  • No need to travel
  • No childcare needed
  • No reason to take time off from work

Louisiana Heart and Vascular offers telemedicine for patients who aren’t able to attend in-office visits or who would rather not travel to a doctor’s office. Sometimes, however, in-office visits are needed for hands-on evaluations and care.

Why might I choose telemedicine?

You might choose telemedicine if you feel ill and don’t want to be exposed to other people or get out of bed. Telemedicine can also save you time and gas money. Telemedicine might be right for you if you have an illness or disease or are due for a follow-up visit.

Our primary providers care for patients with hormone imbalances, heart and blood vessel disorders, hair loss, sexual dysfunction, diabetes, flu, sinus infections, and many other conditions. 

What should I expect during telemedicine appointments?

Our providers call you during your scheduled telemedicine appointment time. They review your medical history, symptoms, and the reasons for your visit. If needed, they complete a virtual physical exam by reviewing your signs of illness or disease.

You might need diagnostic testing, such as flu, strep, blood tests; imaging procedures; or other tests to diagnose potential problems, treat them, or ensure your current treatment works effectively.

What are my treatment options?

To treat an illness or a chronic disease, our providers offer various options. They provide lifestyle-change counseling, medication prescriptions, and recommendations for home remedies. You might need injections or medical procedures in some cases or care from a specialist after a referral from one of our providers. 

You can call the Louisiana Heart and Vascular office or schedule a telemedicine visit any time you have questions about your health or develop unusual symptoms. 

To take advantage of telemedicine at Louisiana Heart and Vascular, schedule an appointment by phone or book one online today.