Thomas S. Ziering, MD, FAAFP

Morristown, NJ (formerly Bernardsville, NJ)

If you wake up with a sore throat or develop a fever, telemedicine makes it possible to connect with your doctor from the comfort of your own home. At his office in Morristown, New Jersey, Somerset, NJ, Monmouth County and Middlesex County, family practitioner Thomas S. Ziering, MD, and the team proudly offer telemedicine services to all of their patients. To schedule an appointment, call the office or book a consultation online today.

Telemedicine Q & A

What is telemedicine?

Telemedicine is a branch of healthcare that uses modern technologies like the internet, smartphones, laptops, and tablets to exchange medical information and improve a patient’s overall health.

Telemedicine first came onto the medical scene more than 40 years ago, but it exploded in popularity over the course of the last decade. If you lead a busy lifestyle or have children at home, making time for the doctor isn’t always easy. Telemedicine makes the process more convenient, all while providing the highest quality of care.

What services does telemedicine provide?

Telemedicine is incredibly versatile. Dr. Ziering offers a variety of services via telemedicine, including:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of acute illness
  • Diagnosis and treatment of chronic illness
  • Post-surgical monitoring
  • Prescription refills
  • Health monitoring
  • Referrals to specialists

Telemedicine also presents an opportunity to ask Dr. Ziering questions or to discuss unusual symptoms you’re experiencing. During your appointment, don’t be afraid to speak up. The more details you provide, the easier it is for Dr. Ziering to recommend a specific treatment.

What are the advantages of telemedicine?

Telemedicine provides an array of advantages. For one, it makes it possible to meet with a qualified medical professional from the comfort of your own home. This allows you to avoid traffic, sitting in a crowded waiting room, or potential exposure to sick individuals. 

Telemedicine is also convenient. If you have children at home or a family member that requires regular care, it allows you to address your own health needs while still present. What’s more, most major insurers cover telemedicine, meaning there’s no surprise or out-of-pocket costs.

What happens during a telemedicine appointment?

No two telemedicine appointments are exactly alike. Dr. Ziering tailors your consultation to your individual needs. Your appointment begins with a review of your medical history and a discussion of your symptoms or goals for treatment.

After gathering this information, Dr. Ziering may observe your eyes, ears, nose, and throat; have you take your temperature, or have you point your smartphone at the part of your body experiencing discomfort. These measures provide additional insights and assist Dr. Ziering in developing a care plan. 

If necessary, Dr. Ziering can refill your prescription medications or refer you to a specialist in the area for an in-office appointment.

To schedule a telemedicine appointment at the practice of Thomas S. Ziering, MD, call the office and speak with a friendly staff member or book a consultation online today.