Cold & Flu Telehealth

Online Urgent Care in Georgia

Attention Georgia Residents Battling Cold & Flu: The Game-Changing Telehealth Solution Is Here!

Telemedicine has become a valuable tool for diagnosing and treating various medical conditions, including upper respiratory infections (URIs). Here’s how telemedicine can typically assist with URI treatment:

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Here's how the process typically works:


Through a video consultation, a healthcare provider can evaluate your symptoms, such as coughing, congestion, sore throat, and fever. They may ask questions about your medical history and perform a visual assessment to diagnose a URI.

Treatment Recommendations:

Based on the diagnosis, the healthcare provider can recommend appropriate treatments. This might include over-the-counter medications for symptom relief, such as pain relievers, decongestants, or cough suppressants. They might also suggest home remedies like increased fluid intake, rest, and humidified air.

Prescription Medications:

In some cases, if the healthcare provider deems it necessary, they can electronically prescribe antibiotics or other medications to a local pharmacy.


Telemedicine allows for follow-up consultations to monitor your progress, ensure the treatment is effective, and make adjustments if needed.

It’s important to note that not all URIs require antibiotics—many are caused by viruses, where antibiotics won’t be effective. Telemedicine providers will consider this and recommend treatments accordingly. However, if symptoms worsen or if you develop severe symptoms such as difficulty breathing, chest pain, or high fever, it’s crucial to seek immediate in-person medical care.

Always ensure you have a stable internet connection and a quiet, private space for your telemedicine appointment. Additionally, jot down any questions or symptoms beforehand to make the most out of your consultation.

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Keep in mind a few important points:

Laws and Regulations: Telemedicine regulations and laws may vary by location. Ensure that telemedicine is permitted for medication refills in your area and that your healthcare provider is authorized to prescribe medications remotely.

Insurance Coverage: Check with your insurance provider to see if they cover telemedicine services for medication refills.

Emergency Situations: In some cases, especially in emergencies or for certain controlled substances, an in-person visit may be required by law before a prescription refill.

Telemedicine offers convenience and accessibility, but it’s crucial to have an established relationship with a healthcare provider who understands your medical history before seeking medication refills through this method.

Here’s How You Win with Us


Instant Access

Click on our site, book your spot, and voila! We're ready for you 24/7.


Virtual Consultations That Feel Real

Hop onto a secure video call with our top-notch doctors and nurses. It's like having a medical team in your pocket.


Diagnosis and Action Plan

Think it's strep throat? We’ll guide you to the next steps, including getting that all-important throat swab.

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Prescriptions and Ongoing Care

Need meds? We’ll shoot them over to your pharmacy. And we stick with you – follow-up consultations are part of the deal.

Why You Should Jump on This Bandwagon


Convenience Is King

Forget the travel and waiting. We bring healthcare to your screen.

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Save Time, Live Better

Our consultations are quick, efficient, and get you back to life faster.

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Top-Notch Medical Team

We’ve got the best in the biz, ready to take on your healthcare challenges.


Privacy? Absolutely

Your info is locked down tight with our HIPAA-compliant tech.

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Great care shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg. We’re affordable and work with many insurance plans.

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Our Promise to You

We’re not just offering a service; we’re revolutionizing how Georgians tackle strep throat. Our aim? To give you fast, effective, top-quality care, wherever you are.

Need More Info About How We Can Help You Feel Better From a Potential Strep Throat Condition? Reach out now!

How Do Virtual Visits Work?

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1. Click the Schedule
a Virtual Visit Button

You will have to choose an available date and time.

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2. Complete the Patient Registration

You will receive an email confirmation.

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3. Start Your Visit

You will receive a text message with a link to join the visit. You may also join the visit through the email confirmation as well.

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Ready to be seen

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Our Patient Portal gives you secure online access to your health information

Patient Portal is a secure, convenient, and easy-to-use website that gives you round-the-clock access to your health information. View labs, medications, and immunization records. Get reminders. Exchange messages with your doctor. Stay informed and take charge of your health!

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Online health access on your smartphone

Access your health record with the healowTM smartphone app. Along with the features you get with our Patient Portal, the healow app can manage multiple accounts (all family members), set medication and appointment reminders, and use trackers to help manage health. The healow app is a secure and convenient way to manage what’s important and puts YOU in control of your health. 

Healow is available free on the Apple app store and Google Play store.

Our Specialties

Urgent Care


American Association of Nurse Practitioners.
Board Certified

Meet Our Provider

Charles Kitchens, NP-C is the founder and CEO of Advanced Practice Telemedicine. He began his career as an Advanced Practice Provider in 2014 after obtaining a Masters Degree from Georgia College and State University. He furthered his career as a Nurse Practitioner by practicing in the Emergency Room at Spalding Regional Hospital. There he served as the Lead Advanced Practice Provider for over 5 years. 

Charles has been successfully practicing in Emergency Medicine and Urgent Care since 2014. As an advocate for universal healthcare, he founded Advanced Practice Telemedicine, LLC. Our focus continues to be inspired through telehealth and we are constantly taking new patients.

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Frequently Asked Questions

You can join the virtual visit by using a computer, tablet, or smartphone (iphone or android) devices.

Normally 10 minutes or less depending on the reason for visit.

We accept most major healthcare insurances. Please check with your carrier to see if you qualify.

No insurance? No problem. We also offer a low self pay rate of $125 per visit.

Yes.  Advanced Practice Telemedicine takes pride in protecting our patient’s privacy. That is why  our virtual visits are not recorded. All information provided is protected through our website encrypted security.


Nia Anderson
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This was the most convenient and quickest urgent care service that I ever had, right at my leisure I was able to be seen virtually and prescribed for treatment in literally 30 minutes. Charles Kitchens NP-C was very professional and the service was very efficient. This definitely beats waiting hours at an on site urgent care.
Cynthia Michota
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Very efficient and great follow-up.
Shelly Samrad
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NP Charles Kitchens business, Advanced Practice Telemedicine is very convenient, appointment set up was easy, and NP Kitchens was great- conscise and knowledgeable. Wonderful alternative to sitting in a waiting room specifically during this time of COVID. Recommend 💯.
Sara C
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The best! Quick and seamless. Thank you for providing an amazing service from start to finish. I would highly recommend. 💯
Diago Simpson
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Very fast response and very knowledgeable. I will definitely be coming back.
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Jasmine W
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Very professional and the site was so easy to use!

Can you do telehealth for a cold?

Yes, telehealth is suitable for cold consultations. You can receive advice, symptom management, and prescriptions through virtual appointments with healthcare providers.

How do they diagnose the flu through telehealth?

Diagnosing the flu via telehealth involves a discussion of symptoms, such as fever, cough, and body aches, with a healthcare provider. They may also consider your medical history and recent exposure to the flu.

What can Teladoc do for flu?

Teladoc can provide remote consultations for flu symptoms. Patients can receive medical advice, prescriptions, and recommendations for managing their flu symptoms through Teladoc’s telehealth services.

How do doctors treat their own colds & flus?

Doctors typically treat their own colds and flus with rest, hydration, over-the-counter medications, and sometimes prescription antiviral drugs for the flu. They follow similar self-care practices as they recommend to their patients.