Even before the arrival of COVID-19, more and more people have been turning to telemedicine to receive care from their providers without office visits or long wait times. A naturopathic physician like Dr. Cutler can treat and monitor many conditions via telemedicine.
Telemedicine allows you to see your doctor from anywhere you want, without taking a day off from work to drive to an appointment or trying to fit an appointment into your schedule. Telemedicine may actually allow people to have a better relationship with their doctor by removing the communication barriers that standard in-person appointments can create.
While you may see the terms used interchangeably, telemedicine is the actual practice of medical care through an electronic method of communication. Telehealth encompasses both medical and non-medical aspects of distance health care, including the technologies involved.
Telehealth encompasses issues like developing software to ensure patient safety and privacy in the online world, keeping protected health information away from prying eyes. This work makes telemedicine possible, as well as keeping it safe, private, and completely confidential.
Dr. Cutler uses telemedicine with each patient, depending on their treatment plan. However, these include the most common ways in which he will use telemedicine, especially when working with a new patient:
Dr. Cutler will meet with patients for a virtual consultation. During this time, you will review all the information you would discuss face to face, including a detailed history. Often, he will also discuss the results of testing and what they indicate about your health.
This exclusive panel of tests and questions helps Dr. Cutler determine areas that the treatment plan will address. This testing includes tests that many traditional doctors do not perform because they do not recognize the significant effects that even slight imbalances can cause.
A functional blood work analysis will use blood that you can have drawn at any facility approved by Dr. Cutler on your own time. The testing will inform him of any imbalances, hormonal changes, or other issues that could cause the symptoms you experience. Dr. Cutler can recognize and treat slight but essential changes in blood work that other practitioners might not see as worthwhile.
All of this information gathered without an office visit, will allow Dr. Culter to develop a customized health plan that will help you bring your body back into balance and restore the connection between mind, body, and spirit. Naturopathic medicine focuses on lifestyle changes, supplements, and other techniques for naturally bringing the body back into harmony.
Many health conditions may receive treatment by telemedicine. Conditions that can improve with lifestyle changes, natural medicines, and close monitoring work particularly well for telemedicine.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Doug Cutler and his team of expert naturopathic providers to learn more about the importance of mental health. Call us at (248) 663-0165 today! Cutler Integrative Medicine is dedicated to your health and well-being.
Cutler Integrative Medicine is a premier award-winning wellness clinic that provides patients with unparalleled individualized naturopathic healthcare. Dr. Doug Cutler is a nationally renowned expert in Naturopathic medicine and has the highest training in his field, as well as in Environmental Medicine, IV Nutrient Therapy, and Detoxification. His ClubIV™ is one of the most extensive IV Nutrient Clinics in the country.