If you need reliable medical care but want a more convenient option than a traditional office visit, get care through telemedicine, or telehealth, at Elite NP Clinic. Tamara Washington, APRN, FNP-C, is an experienced nurse practitioner in DeSoto, Texas, providing personalized telemedicine services. For all of your primary care needs, Nurse Washington has the training and experience to help you improve and maintain your health. With telehealth, getting trustworthy care on your schedule just got easier. Call Elite NP Clinic or schedule an appointment online today to get started.

Telemedicine/Telehealth Q & A

What is telemedicine or telehealth?

Telemedicine and telehealth are interchangeable terms used to describe remote medical care services that you can use over a secured internet connection without leaving your home or office. Nurse Washington provides comprehensive, personalized medical expertise through video chats so you can get reliable information at your convenience.

How is telemedicine used?

If you’re interested in the convenience and flexibility of telemedicine, you can use it for:

  • Follow-up visits
  • Understanding the results of your laboratory testing
  • Discussing medications and dosages for yourself and your family
  • Asking personal medical questions

Telehealth is also an option if you want to avoid the hassle of getting to the office, you have limited mobility, or you’re needed at home or work.

Nurse Washington uses the Chiron Health telemedicine app which you can access on your computer, smartphone, or tablet device. Once you schedule your telehealth appointment through this website, you download the Chiron Health app and follow the directions on the app to get started.

About 15 minutes before your appointment time, log on to the Chiron Health app to input your medical information. During setup, you input your credit card information for billing purposes. After your visit, your card is charged your regular copay and the rest of the visit cost is billed to your insurance.

Who can use telemedicine?

Nurse Washington provides telemedicine services to make it easier to get reliable medical information for your specific health needs. As a patient of Elite NP Clinic, you can schedule telehealth visits that fit into your schedule. This is a convenient option if you:

  • Travel frequently
  • Need to schedule visits while you’re at home or work
  • Want to avoid the cost and hassle of hiring a babysitter
  • Have questions that don’t require an office visit

With telemedicine, you can get the answers you need from Nurse Washington quickly and easily.

Is telemedicine safe?

Yes, Nurse Washington uses the Chiron Health app because it’s secured with bank-grade encryption. It’s recommended that you use headphones and a quiet, private space in your home or office during your video chats to ensure your information remains confidential.

To start using telemedicine with Nurse Washington, call Elite NP Clinic or use the online booking agent.