Dr. Fergie Ramos Tuarez
Is a diplomat in internal medicine in Atlantis, FL and is affiliated with JFK Medical Center. She received her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine and has been in practice with JFK Medical Center and the University of Miami for four years. As a board certified internist, Dr. Ramos Tuarez has been chosen to be in partnership with OH BABY ULTRASOUND to provide access to comprehensive and quality health care services via Telemedicine for our patients and their loved ones. Dr. Ramos Tuarez specializes in the management of adults 18 years or older with conditions such as pregnancy planning, diabetes, asthma, COPD, heart disease, and much more. She is passionate about providing patients with the tools to maintain excellent health, prevent or manage chronic disease, and achieve health equity for all patients.
Telemedicine is the exchange of medical information from one location to another using electronic communication, which improves patient health status. Telemedicine has multiple applications and can be used for different services, which includes wireless tools, email, two-way video, smartphones, and other methods of telecommunications technology.
How Is Telemedicine Beneficial?
Telemedicine has been increasingly popular because it has four major benefits:
• Improved access to care– For more than 40 years, telemedicine has made healthcare accessible to patients in remote locations. In addition to improving access for patients, telemedicine also allows doctors and healthcare facilities to reach out to other offices, beyond their own network. Even with provider shortages, in both rural and urbanized areas, telemedicine has been able to increase service to millions of patients.
• Improved cost effectiveness– One of the most important reasons for including telehealth technology is the ability to contain or reduce the cost of healthcare. Telemedicine is able to reduce healthcare costs because of efficiency, improved management of chronic diseases, reductions in travel time, shortened hospital stays, and sharing of professional healthcare staff.
• Improve healthcare quality– Many studies have shown there is an improvement in healthcare quality when telemedicine services are used. They are just as good as services given during in-person consultations. In some instances, such as intensive care or mental health, telemedicine actually outperforms traditional services. There is better patient outcome and satisfaction with telemedicine.
• Increased patient demand– Telemedicine is popular with consumers. Some of the most profound impacts of telemedicine is on the patient, their family, and community. Patients have less stress and travel time with the use of telemedicine. Over the last 15 years, multiple studies have shown patient satisfaction and increased support for telemedicine services. These services provide patients with access to providers that would be inaccessible otherwise, and access to medical services without the need for long-distance travel.