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Telemedicine Specialist

Saddle River Medical Group LLC

Michael Kasper, MD

Internist & Cardiologist located in Saddle River, NJ

Telemedicine enables patients to receive care and treatment even without visiting the office, and it can also help patients have access to medical specialists from around the world. As a leading Bergen County internist, Dr. Kaspar is a skilled provider of telemedicine for patients at Saddle River Medical Group in Saddle River, NJ.

Telemedicine Q&A

What is telemedicine?

Telemedicine is a relatively new area of medicine that focuses on the tools and technology necessary to deliver high-quality health care over long distances. Telemedicine can help patients in rural and underserved areas get the medical care they need without having to travel long distances to see doctors and specialists. It can also help patients in more urban areas have access to a doctor's care when and where it is most convenient to them. Making it an especially useful options for patients who have mobility issues, including patients in nursing homes and assisted care facilities, and for patients who have chronic medical conditions or ongoing care needs that require frequent evaluation by a doctor.

How are telemedicine services provided?

Telemedicine can be delivered in many different ways, including using telephone-based devices and via the Internet using a laptop or desktop computer or a mobile device like a tablet or cell phone. Some devices can be used to gather information, like blood pressure or heart rate, and transmit it directly to the treating physician for evaluation.

What kinds of services can telemedicine provide?

Telemedicine can provide many different types of services based on each patient's medical needs, including:

  • one-to-one direct contact with their primary care provider for consultation about an array of acute and chronic medical issues
  • consultation with specialists in other areas of the country for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions
  • remote monitoring using special devices designed to gather and transmit data from patients with chronic medical conditions, including heart monitoring and glucose testing, and from patients who have undergone surgery or are undergoing ongoing treatment
  • preventive care options, like lifestyle guidance and medical education services aimed at helping patients lead healthier lives

Several studies have found telemedicine options to be an effective and convenient option for providing care for many types of medical issues, as well as high levels of satisfaction for patients who have used telehealth systems.

All PPO plans accepted. If your insurance is not listed please contact our office and our staff will be happy to verify if your insurance is accepted.

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