When work and life prevents you from making it to the doctor during regular hours, telemedicine is the right option for you. At Endocrine & Diabetes Plus Clinic, Dr. Jongoh Kim and Dr. Libu Varughese has solutions: telemedicine services that give you virtual access to expert medical services. You do not need to download any apps to connect with the doctor. Also we have healow™ app which further allows you to access labs, chart notes, send and received secure messages, renew medications. Call the offices in the Bellaire area of Houston, Texas or the Memorial City area of Houston, Texas to schedule a prompt appointment or use the online booking feature.
Telemedicine Q & A
What is telemedicine?
Telemedicine, in this case, Tele-Endocrinology is the way of the future. Instead of house calls, Dr. Kim and Dr. Varughese are able to meet with you virtually. All you have to do is simply log into the link that will be provided to you prior to the appointment. You can use your computer, tablet, or smartphone, you have immediate access to online endocrinology care, including face-to-face chats with Dr. Kim or Dr. Varughese. Learn More
In addition to getting the medical care you need from the comfort of home, telemedicine provides quick and convenient two-way communication. You can message the team at Endocrine & Diabetes Plus Clinic of Houston with questions or concerns, while Dr. Varughese and the staff can reach out to you to follow up on treatments or monitor your medications.
What services are available through telemedicine-Healow app?
Dr. Kim and Dr. Varughese uses an easy-to-use app called healow that gives you online access to comprehensive services.
With healow you can:
Manage your medications
With the healow app, you can request refills online and get medication reminders. If you take multiple medications, you can give your meds a common name so they’re easy to remember and track. You can also include over-the-counter medications in your virtual medication tracker.
Access your medical records
When you choose to use telemedicine, all your medical records are at your fingertips. The team at Endocrine & Diabetes Plus Clinic of Houston also posts the results of:
- Lab tests
- Diagnostic imaging
- Vital signs
The app gives you convenient access to information such as your blood type, immunization record, allergies, medical problems, and height and weight.
With the healow telemedicine app, you can consolidate information from all your doctors in one place, allowing for exceptional communication between providers. Healow also gives you the option of including all your family members on the same app.
Am I a good candidate for telemedicine/tele-endocrinology?
At Endocrine & Diabetes Plus Clinic of Houston, we believe in open access between the doctor and the patient. All patients are potentially eligible for endocrine virtual visits, however this is limited by the restrictions instituted by the insurance companies.
Do you have any state restrictions?
Currently Endocrine & Diabetes Plus Clinic of Houston have state licenses to cover patients of Ohio and Texas. Any patients from Texas or Ohio can be seen by our team.
For hypothyroidism, Dr. Kim and Dr. Varughese is pilot testing an online platform for those in Texas and Ohio. A self pay tele-endocrine model called the Thyroid.Plus