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Telehealth Specialist

Gaffar Syed MD

Internal Medicine & Primary Care Practices located in Frederick, MD

Whether you have time constraints that make it challenging to keep a doctor's appointment or you're sick and don't want to spread germs in a waiting room, telehealth services make health care convenient. Gaffar Syed, MD, offers telehealth services from his practice in Frederick, Maryland, to ensure you get the medical care you need. If you want to book a telehealth appointment, call the practice or use the online scheduling tool.

Telehealth Q & A

What is telehealth?

Telehealth uses videoconferencing technology to allow you to access health care from just about anywhere. You need a private room and a reliable internet connection. Telehealth appointments are similar to in-office appointments, but you and Dr. Syed see each other and talk through a secure, HIPAA-compliant video conference. He can see you and assess your symptoms while you talk. 

What services are available through telehealth?

Dr. Syed offers a wide variety of services through his telehealth program. 

Medication management

When you take prescription medication to regulate a health condition like a hormonal imbalance, diabetes, or depression, you have to check in with Dr. Syed from time to time so he can ensure your treatment is working. You can have medication management appointments for most medicines through telehealth

Sick visits

If you think you have the flu or another illness, you can schedule a telehealth appointment to talk to Dr. Syed about your condition instead of coming into the office and potentially spreading your disease. If Dr. Syed thinks you need a throat culture or another test to confirm your diagnosis, you can schedule an in-office appointment for the test. In most cases, he can diagnose your condition and prescribe treatment through telehealth. 

Weight loss follow-up

If you're participating in a weight loss program with Dr. Syed, you have routine appointments so he can monitor your progress and adjust your plan. Your busy schedule might make it challenging to make it to the office, but you can schedule a quick telehealth appointment at a convenient time with minimal disruption to your day. 

Dr. Syed can't provide prescriptions for controlled substances, such as prescription painkillers like hydrocodone or sedatives like Valium® or Xanax®. Also, if you need any physical exams, such as blood pressure checks, blood tests, or ultrasounds, you need to schedule an in-office appointment.

You should seek in-person care either from Dr. Syed or your nearest emergency room if you have a medical emergency. 

What are the benefits of telehealth?

Telehealth offers easy access to health care and can save you time and money. You can schedule your telehealth appointments at your convenience. Whether you're at home or work, as long as you have privacy, you can connect with Dr. Syed. 

Additionally, you don't need to spend time driving across town or sitting in the waiting room. You don't need to arrange childcare, eldercare, or take time off work for a telehealth appointment. 

If you want to schedule a telehealth appointment, call Dr. Syed or make an appointment online today.