So firstly would like to mention that I have worked in both the patterns online consultation and Personal i.e face to face consultation. Enjoyed both of them. So you would surely like to know
Which one was best ?
So lets discuss the details of the both
As every coin has two sides. Same applies here there are pros and cons of the both the working patterns.
In face to face consultation which is practiced from many decades its rooted in all of us to visit the doctor for any health issue. It was best at that time when technology was not used in every house .And also face to face consultation is good for patients visiting doctors as many clinical findings can’t be understood without seeing patients and also there is psychology of many patients that they feel good by seeing a doctor. I know you all will agree.
There are many advantages of personal consultation like there is emotional bonding and allow for more in-depth data collection also body language and facial expressions are more clearly identified and understood and also visual aids can be used to support counselling
Looking at trend of this very busy lifestyle its very difficult to to make time and visit any healthcare professional for any of our health issue. People are so busy that unless they are collapsed or had heart attack or any major concern they are not able to visit doctors due to there hectic schedules. For such busy or we can say working population online consultation has proved to be blessing.
It saves time. If we talk about doctors consultation, now a days people have B.P, Glucometer machines and many medical gadgets at home. They can simply check status and mail or whats app their parameters to doctors and payment is also made online so it has become so easy for both the parties. This may not apply for all doctor consultations.
when we talk about dietitians consultation I feel online consultation helps us to convey message through many modes like talks, health writeups, daily tips, and videos which is very effective way of communication these days.
It is also helpful as after a diet plan, patient can stay in touch with dietitian through many application. Where they can enter there daily status and consultant can see there daily status through apps. So tracking of health has become easy as online information can be tracked. That privilege we do not have in face to face consultation unless you visit doctor.
In online consultation person can contact health professional any time and he/she may get help immediately.
Looking at the other side it also saves the travelling time and money for both the parties.
Online consultations has also provided employment for many people.
So comparing both is like comparing Orange and apple.
It totally depends on the person that which type of consultation is suitable for one. If person is not much technology friendly he may find difficult to consult online
Online consultation is just a call away so I feel its really easy and effective way in today’s world for preventive as well as curative purpose.