Urinary Tract Infection Telehealth

Online Urgent Care in Georgia

Attention Georgia Residents Battling Urinary Tract Infections: The Game-Changing Telehealth Solution Is Here!

Telemedicine can be quite effective for diagnosing and treating urinary tract infections (UTIs)

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Here's how the process typically works:

Diagnosis:

Through a telemedicine platform, a doctor can interview you about your symptoms and medical history. Sometimes, they might ask you to use a home test kit to check for signs of infection in your urine, which can be done with strips or kits available at pharmacies. They might also ask you to describe your symptoms in detail, such as frequency of urination, pain or discomfort, and any unusual color or odor in your urine.

Prescription:

If the doctor suspects a UTI based on your symptoms and any test results, they can electronically send a prescription to your local pharmacy for antibiotics. Sometimes, if it’s a mild case and you’ve had UTIs in the past, they might prescribe medication without a test.

Follow-up:

Telemedicine allows for easy follow-up consultations to ensure the treatment is working and that your symptoms are improving. If your symptoms persist or worsen, further evaluation or tests may be suggested.

Prevention:

Doctors can also advise on preventive measures to reduce the risk of future UTIs. This might include lifestyle changes, hygiene practices, or other recommendations tailored to your situation.

It’s important to note that while telemedicine is convenient and effective for many cases, severe or recurrent UTIs might require in-person evaluation. Additionally, if you experience severe symptoms like fever, intense pain, or blood in your urine, seek immediate medical attention.

Always consult a healthcare professional for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.

 

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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

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

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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.

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Diagnosis and Action Plan

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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

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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.

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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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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
Telemedicine

Accreditations

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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.

Testimonials

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.
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Very efficient and great follow-up.
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What questions should I ask a patient with a UTI?

When evaluating a patient for a UTI (Urinary Tract Infection), it’s essential to ask about symptoms like frequent urination, pain or burning during urination, cloudy or bloody urine, and lower abdominal discomfort. Additionally, inquire about fever, previous UTIs, sexual activity, and any underlying medical conditions.

How does telehealth work for UTI?

Telehealth for UTIs involves virtual consultations with healthcare providers. Patients can discuss their symptoms and medical history via video or phone calls. Providers can prescribe antibiotics if needed and offer advice on managing symptoms. Telehealth offers convenience and reduces the need for in-person visits.

Can teladoc help with UTI?

Yes, Teladoc, a telehealth service, can assist with UTIs. Patients can use Teladoc to consult with licensed healthcare professionals, discuss UTI symptoms, receive prescriptions, and get medical advice, all from the comfort of their homes.

What are the challenges in the diagnosis of UTI?

Diagnosing UTIs can be challenging due to symptoms overlapping with other conditions, like sexually transmitted infections or kidney problems. Obtaining a urine sample for testing may also be difficult in some cases. Additionally, antibiotic resistance poses a growing concern in UTI treatment.