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Telemedicine: Getting Pediatric Care During A Crisis

Finding medical help during the COVID-19 Pandemic could be immensely challenging. Fortunately, there is a technology that allows telemedicineremote access to physicians: telemedicine. Here at the Developmental Pediatrics of Central Jersey in Monmouth County, NJ, your developmental pediatrician, Dr. Alison Smoller and psychiatric nurse practitioner, Shannon Stoll offers telemedicine consultations from the comfort of your own home.

Understanding Telemedicine

Telemedicine is the use of technology that enables remote healthcare. It allows physicians to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients remotely using telecommunications technology like a computer, tablet or smartphone. This virtual office visit can be a great alternative to the traditional in-person visit especially during a crisis. Some advantages unique to Developmental Pediatrics of Central Jersey are:

  1. Convenient: Some patients of Developmental Pediatrics of Central Jersey need to travel long distances. Virtual visits eliminate the need to travel. Now they can just log into their device with no travel time.
  2. More Informative: In certain situations, our providers are able to observe and evaluate your child’s behavior more accurately in their secure home environment.  Additionally, due to social distancing and the use of face masks during in-person visits, our providers would not be able to observe your child’s facial expressions and would be less comfortable and at times could be stressful.
  3. Flexible: Appointment availability is much more flexible now than ever.
  4. Cost-Effective: Developmental Pediatrics of Central Jersey is currently offering reduced prices during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  5. Secure and Confidential: The telemedicine platform is HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliant to protect the sensitive information of our patients.

During a crisis, this type of medical service delivery can provide the distinct advantage of having access to quality healthcare without leaving the comfort and security of your home.

How Can I Get Care for My Child?

Call (732) 660-0220 to schedule your virtual office visit with your developmental pediatrician, Dr. Alison Smoller, or your psychiatric nurse practitioner, Shannon Stoll here at the Developmental Pediatrics of Central Jersey in Monmouth County, NJ.


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