Leaving the safety of your home and visiting a medical office or hospital might not sound ideal during these times, but there is another way to diagnose and treat your health issues.
Dr. Tong says as the pandemic spreads that Doctor On Demand is helping educate patients about COVID-19, providing remote evaluations, and directing patients to places where they can get tested.
With clinics, urgent care centers and emergency rooms being overwhelmed, Dr. Tong says most people with a medical need should consider using telemedicine in order to free up healthcare workers on the frontline. He also notes telemedicine will help people who are not infected with COVID-19 stay away from facilities with people who are infected, which helps cut down on transmission rates of the virus.
In addition to physical health, Dr. Tong explains how Doctor On Demand can also be a great resource for mental health concerns, like increased levels of anxiety, feeling hopeless, depression and sleep issues -- all of which appear to have increased sharply during the pandemic.
Feeling stressed right this moment while reading about all of this? Clinical psychologist Dr. Judy Ho shares tips on how you can boost your mental health during this uncertain time, in the video below.
*Doctor On Demand was created by The Doctors' executive producer.