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Telemedicine Specialist

Valentine Ugwu, MD, FACOG, MBA -  - OBGYN

VNC RealHealth PLLC

Valentine Ugwu, MD, FACOG, MBA

OBGYN & Family Medicine located in Pearsall, TX

Telemedicine allows you to see your doctor even when you can't make it into the office. At VNC RealHealth PLLC in Pearsall, Texas, Valentine C. Ugwu, MD, FACOG, MBA, provides telemedicine services to ensure you get the health care services you need, when you need them. Whether you can't make it to the office because of transportation or other issues or need to stay at home because you're ill, call VNC RealHealth or schedule a telemedicine appointment online today.

Telemedicine Q & A

What is telemedicine?

Telemedicine allows Dr. Ugwu and the team at VNC RealHealth to provide health care remotely. They use audiovisual programs to bring needed care to patients who can't make it into the office. 

In addition to seeing existing patients, Dr. Ugwu extends telemedicine services to patients who can't be readily seen by their regular physicians. 

What services are available through telemedicine?

Dr. Ugwu provides a comprehensive range of telemedicine services. For example, he offers sick visits, assessing your symptoms and health via video conference. 

Additionally, Dr. Ugwu can also perform standard checkups, wellness evaluations, and weight loss follow-up appointments online. 

Some of the other services available, or topics that Dr. Ugwu can discuss, through telemedicine include:

  • Medication follow-up
  • New medication
  • Birth control counseling and refills
  • Prenatal care
  • Disease counseling
  • Wellness counseling 
  • Preventive medicine
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Discussion of test results
  • Urinary tract infection (UTI)
  • Colds, coughs, sore throat
  • Flu and coronavirus screening
  • Hypertension 
  • Skin problems
  • Common gastrointestinal problems

While you need an in-office appointment for any physical tests, if you have equipment at home to check your blood pressure, blood sugar levels, temperature, or blood oxygen saturation, you can provide those details to Dr. Ugwu through the telemedicine service.

What are the benefits of telemedicine?

Telemedicine allows you to receive the health care you need remotely. This increases the convenience for you as you don't need to take the time to drive to the office or arrange child or elder care while you're at your appointment. 

As long as you have a private room and a secure and reliable internet connection, you can have a telemedicine appointment anywhere. 

Telemedicine can also save you money on gas and other transportation costs, and limit how much time you need to be away from work or other responsibilities.

How can telemedicine help patients in rural communities?

Pearsall, Texas, is the gateway to the Winter Garden district, which is home to many agricultural and rural communities. 

Travel to a doctor's appointment is often inconvenient and time-consuming, which can decrease patient attendance and compliance and have a significant effect on patient health. 

With rural hospitals closing due to a lack of funding, many communities don't have access to convenient health care. VNC RealHealth offers telemedicine services to ensure you have access to a doctor when you or your family need it. 

For example, if you're pregnant, routine prenatal checkups are critical to protecting your health and the health of your baby. While some tests need to be completed in person, Dr. Ugwu can conduct many prenatal visits with telemedicine.

Instead of missing appointments because you can't make it into the office or don't have several free hours to drive long distances, you can have a telehealth checkup. 

In most cases, Dr. Ugwu can give you the peace of mind that your pregnancy is progressing as expected, but if you need additional medical attention, he can help you make the necessary arrangements.

Call VNC RealHealth or book a telemedicine appointment online today.