Mr. R.K Sharma, a 41 year old male from Karnal, who has been suffering from paralysis for the last 6 years wanted to know about the latest treatment to treat his condition and was highly impressed with the options he could find at iClinic Healthcare, an online medical service provider. He was highly impressed with the fact that he could talk face to face with neurologist Dr. Amit Shrivastava from New Delhi to seek further information about his condition and take the correct medical path to getting cured.
At present, doctors are reporting a rise in the number of patients requesting for online consultation. Patients are keen to seek expert advice over a long distance, shifting of city, while travelling, at home or in remote areas. Some patients even find the concept more attractive, time and money saving than office visits. An online doctor consultation is also specifically beneficial for those who suffer from critical illnesses related to mental health, sexual dysfunction and neurological disorders. Seeking therapy and online advice from a specialist helps them to overcome their issues without disclosing their medical condition in society and save them from embarrassment.
Dealing with mental health
Online consultations have given people the liberty to access quality health advice across barriers specially since there is a dearth of it. Also, even though there can be the presence of quality healthcare people usually refrain because of time and money as well as save themselves from social embarrassment.
Services in India
Although the concept of online consultation is not widely popular yet, there has been a rise in the number of online service providers. Amongst them, iClinic Healthcare has carved out a niche for itself in providing reliable medium through which doctors and patients can connect and discuss their health issues. iClinic has also ensured that their services are accessible in the rural areas with the ultimate goal of offering quality healthcare across boundaries. With some of the bet doctors in their panel, patients can choose across various specialties. The services are convenient and offered 24/7, with patients gaining access through their laptops or smart phones. iClinic also sees to it that their services are affordable by all and aims to garner appreciation from patients for this online platform by constantly improvising on their services.