Urgent Care & Primary Care in Davenport, FL

Telemedicine services offered in Davenport, FL

Telemedicine offers the ability to connect with your health care team without the need for an in-person office visit. Yaritza Arriaga O'Neill, MD, FAAEM, of Highway Integrative Health Center in Davenport, Florida, offers telemedicine visits that allow you to get the care you need, when and where you need it. Call today to learn how to book a telemedicine visit or schedule online in just a few clicks.  


What is telemedicine?

Telemedicine is the integration of technology to expand access to your health care team. It uses video and audio technology and internet access to give you a new way of meeting with your practitioner.

Telemedicine visits that use high-quality video and wireless connections might be new. Still, using technology to connect with health providers has been part of American health services ever since telephones were installed in most homes.

Today, you can connect with Highway Integrative Health Center using a desktop, laptop, tablet, or even your phone. After-hours visits are also available.

What are the benefits of telemedicine?

The primary benefit of telemedicine is the ease of access. Connecting with your practitioner without having to come in for a traditional in-person office visit can make a world of difference.

This is especially true for people who have compromised immune systems. Meeting with your health team from the comfort of home minimizes the risk of exposure to viruses, bacteria, and other potentially harmful substances.

Those with limited mobility can also benefit from telemedicine visits. You can meet with your provider without driving across town, navigating parking, and getting to and from the exam table. This is a great way to get prescription refills in addition to diagnostic guidance.  

Parents appreciate the chance to work with their child’s provider without having to bundle up a sick little one and trek across town. Telemedicine is a perfect fit for new parents who are concerned about their infant and want peace of mind.

Telemedicine is also a tremendous benefit when you are out of town for work or leisure travel. You can connect with a provider who knows your health history and current treatment regimens. 

How should I prepare for my telemedicine visit?

A small amount of preparation can help you make the most of your telemedicine visit. If you share your home with others, begin by finding a place out of the major flow of traffic. You’ll want to focus on interacting with your practitioner without distractions. 

Consider the lighting in the area you set up for your visit. The ability to see you clearly during the visit allows your practitioner to assess your overall condition, so look for a location with plenty of indirect light.

You can wear headphones to ensure you’re able to hear your practitioner and be sure to check the microphone on your device to enhance your ability to communicate clearly.

When you’re ready to book a telemedicine visit, call the office to schedule an appointment or use the easy online booking tool.