TAMPA, Fla — There are many innovative options when it comes to getting health care.
The days of having to go to an actual doctor's office are becoming a thing of the past.
Now, many of us are picking up the phone and seeing a doctor virtually.
But what if you could not only see a doctor -- but be in and out in 15 minutes with a prescription in hand?
That's what a Clearwater company called OnMed hopes is the future of health care. It unveiled a new telemedicine station today at Tampa General.
The President and CEO of OnMed, Austin White, says this technology has been in development for seven and a half years.
And, although many might do the virtual visit via phone right now, he calls this telemedicine station the pinnacle of innovation.
You could soon see these set up in businesses, schools, airports, and universities over the next year.
“We see an opportunity for multiple spacing, it could be from 12 to 15, could be 30,” White said.
It's clean with anti-microbial surfaces, and it's ADA and HIPPA compliant. So, you can talk to a health care professional, a nurse practitioner or a physician, privately about what's making you ill.
This could help you if you have a non-acute illness like a sinus or ear infection or a cold. There are nearly 30 employees at the Clearwater virtual campus that can see you, make the diagnosis and then dispense one of the stocked medications if you need it.
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