WATCH: Health First’s Dr. Timothy Laird Provides COVID-19 Update, Discusses Virtual Visits
By Space Coast Daily // March 27, 2020
Service Offers Easy and Convenient Care Without Visiting a Medical Office for Healthcare Needs
WATCH: Dr. Tim Laird is a member of the Medical Staff at Viera Hospital and has professional interests in traditional Family Medicine, especially Pediatrics, chronic disease management, healthcare process improvement and efficiency, office surgery, and ethics. He was certified by the American Board of Family Medicine in 1994 and has been re-certified twice since then. In recognition of his training, service, and continuing medical education, he has been named a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Medicine.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Health officials and government leaders are continuing to encourage social distancing as a way to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
Health First understands how important this is and continues to devote every resource possible to reduce unnecessary exposure.
The Integrated Delivery Network is committed to helping patients stay healthy while still receiving medical care during times of uncertainty with COVID-19.
This is why Health First Health Plans is encouraging patients to continue using the Health First Virtual Visits patient platform.
“Virtual visits allow you to obtain care when it is convenient for you, as well as where it is convenient for you,” said Dr. Jayde George, Virtual Care Medical Director.
When it comes to COVID-19, virtual visits offer a customer-centric service for patients and allows for a Health First Medical Group Provider to evaluate a patient’s symptoms without possibly exposing others to the virus or illnesses.
It’s a non-emergent, routine medical care service that gives you the care you need while helping with nationwide social-distancing efforts.
“The virtual visits deliver the care you need quickly, without putting yourself or others at risk,” George said.
“Instead of taking the time to travel to a provider’s office, this option allows you to continue life while waiting for your provider to become available in the comfort of your own home.”
It’s important to remember that virtual visits is a service for everyone to use. It’s convenient for parents who don’t have to take a sick child to a medical office and can see a provider remotely on their smartphone or any computer device.
It’s also beneficial for our seniors who might have transportation issues and limits their exposure to other illnesses.
“This is a unique aspect at Health First that allows people to get to know and trust our providers,” Dr. George said. “It not only allows for continuity of care but is one more way to strengthen the patient-provider relationship during tough times.”
To schedule a Health First Virtual Visit, call 321-434-3131 or visit HF.org
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