Telemedicine Specialist

Thomas C. Apostle, DO -  - Physical Medicine

Thomas C. Apostle, DO

Specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, & specializing in Psychiatry. Located in the Beverly Grove area of Los Angeles, Long Beach and Westlake, CA

Life is busy, and making time for a doctor’s appointment isn’t always easy. Thomas C. Apostle, DO, offers telemedicine services from his offices in the Beverly Grove area of Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Westlake Village, California, to make health care more convenient for you. If you’re interested in telemedicine, call Dr. Apostle to schedule an appointment today.

Telemedicine Q & A

What is telemedicine?

Telemedicine harnesses modern communications technology to allow you to have doctor’s appointments from anywhere. Dr. Apostle offers telemedicine through a secure video conferencing service. 

You and Dr. Apostle can see each other and talk, just like you would during an in-office appointment, except you’re in different locations. All you need is a private room and a reliable internet connection.

What services are available through telemedicine?

Dr. Apostle provides most services through telemedicine. Some tests and treatments still need to be delivered in person, but you can schedule:

Assessments

Dr. Apostle offers assessments for both psychiatric and pain conditions via telemedicine. He reviews your medical history and symptoms and observes your physical appearance, mood, and symptoms via video. If Dr. Apostle thinks tests are necessary, he schedules additional in-office appointments. 

Dr. Apostle can diagnose most conditions and prescribe medications and other treatments. He sends prescriptions directly to your pharmacy to minimize the number of trips you need to make.

Follow-up

Dr. Apostle also provides telemedicine follow-up appointments to continue your treatment. These appointments allow him to determine whether your treatment is working or if it needs to be adjusted. 

Medication management

If you take medication for a condition like depression, anxiety, or chronic pain, you need to check in with Dr. Apostle to make sure the medicine is working correctly. These appointments are typically short, and you can save time and money by scheduling them via telemedicine.

Therapy

Dr. Apostle also offers therapy services through telemedicine. Therapy is a critical component of treatment for many mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, and substance use. 

What are the benefits of telemedicine?

Telemedicine is extraordinarily convenient and offers a variety of benefits for patients. 

Saves time

Telemedicine saves you time. You don’t have to drive through traffic to your appointment or spend time in a waiting room. You simply find a private room and log on at the time of your appointment.

Convenience

You don’t need to arrange and pay for additional child or elder care. Nor do you need to take time away from work. 

Increased comfort

Additionally, coming into the doctor’s office is most likely low on your list of things you want to do if you're in pain or not feeling well otherwise. With telemedicine, you can meet with Dr. Apostle from the comfort of your own home.

Call Dr. Apostle today for expert, convenient health care.