Some types of health conditions need regular monitoring from a medical professional. But you don’t necessarily need to plan on spending a lot of time at the doctor’s office. Remote patient monitoring (RPM) is a type of telemedicine treatment that can be really helpful in many situations.
At Living Water Community Health & Wellness Clinic, aka Living Water Clinic, our patient-focused practice makes sure you get the care you need. Our team of urgent care and family medicine doctors, led by Dr. Erick Madrigal, offers in-person treatment at locations in Porterville, Lindsay, and Visalia, California. We also specialize in telemedicine and RPM.
Could remote monitoring benefit you? Here’s what you need to know.
When you need patient monitoring
Patient monitoring can help your health if you’re recovering from a serious illness or injury. You may also need ongoing patient monitoring from your primary care doctor if you have a chronic health condition like high blood pressure or diabetes.
Patient monitoring lets your provider catch any warning signs about your health right away. Catching problems early improves your overall outcomes and can also reduce the overall cost and invasiveness of your treatment.
Your physician might need to check on healing, monitor your symptoms, or track numbers like your blood pressure or blood sugar levels. With the help of the Living Water Clinic team, you can make sure that your health remains stable, and that you recover fully from any medical problems.
When remote monitoring is right for you
While preventive patient monitoring is an important part of staying in good health for many people, it can be difficult to find a lot of time for repeated medical visits. And making so many trips to the doctor’s office can be stressful for your health as well!
That’s where many people can benefit from remote patient monitoring. At Living Water Clinic, our RPM services give you all the upsides of regular patient monitoring with the added benefit of improved convenience.
With remote monitoring, adult and pediatric patients can regularly check in with their family medicine provider. Telemedicine allows you to receive the same high-quality care you would find at our clinic locations — your primary care provider can assess and treat you remotely using readily available technology.
Some people need remote monitoring because health concerns make it too difficult to travel to appointments. Others are too busy or have child care or elder care responsibilities that make scheduling office appointments a challenge. Either way, you can get the care you need with RPM treatment.
We use the Accuhealth Telehealth platform, which is completely confidential and makes your remote treatment convenient and easy. We can help you set up an account, and then you can connect with your provider from wherever you are, including home, work, and while traveling.
If you have ongoing recovery or chronic condition management needs, talk to the team at Living Water Clinic about whether remote patient monitoring could be right for you. You can talk to a member of our family practice by calling and scheduling an appointment, or you can simply request an appointment online.