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TeleHealth Specialist

Vijaya L Cherukuri, M.D. -  - Internal Medicine


Vijaya L Cherukuri, M.D.

Internal Medicine & Primary Care located in Saint Petersburg, FL

If your busy lifestyle or location makes it difficult to visit the doctor, telehealth brings medical care to you in the comfort of your home or at work. You can receive a diagnosis and treatment for acute and chronic health problems from Vijaya Cherukuri, MD, through Premier Health Care Inc. in St. Petersburg, Florida. Call the practice or book your telehealth appointment online today.

Telehealth Q & A

What is telehealth?

Telehealth relies on modern technology to put you in touch with your doctor via webcams, smartphones, computers, or tablets. 

While it may seem like a new medical advancement, telehealth has been in use for more than 60 years, starting with the Nebraska Psychiatric Institute’s telehealth services via closed-circuit television (CCTV).

What are the benefits of telehealth?

Telehealth offers many benefits over in-person doctor visits. For example, telehealth makes it possible to meet with your doctor even when you may not have the ability to get to the office. If you have young children at home, you won’t have to find a sitter to see Dr. Cherukuri.

Additionally, telehealth appointments eliminate the commuting time to and from the practice, and the time normally spent in a waiting room, making it possible to schedule telehealth appointments without needing to take time off from work.

What health care services can I receive through telehealth?

Premier Health Care offers various services through telehealth appointments, including:

  • Diagnosis of acute and chronic illness
  • Treatment and management of illnesses
  • Prescription refills
  • Review of X-rays and ultrasounds
  • Review of laboratory tests and preventive screening results
  • Postsurgical follow-ups

For an ongoing health problem, you can use telehealth for many of your follow-up appointments. Maintaining regular communication with Dr. Cherukuri is critical to improving your health over time. 

How do telehealth appointments work?

No two telehealth appointments are exactly alike, but most online consultations follow a basic structure. First, Dr. Cherukuri reviews your medical history and any symptoms you may be experiencing. 

Depending on your symptoms or reason for the telehealth appointment,  Dr. Cherukuri may ask you to open your mouth in front of the camera for a visual inspection of the throat, or press on your abdomen and report what you feel to the doctor. 

If your appointment is to discuss laboratory results or X-rays, Dr. Cherukuri may share the images or results via a screen share.

Most telehealth appointments last 15-30 minutes. 

To learn more about the advantages of telehealth, or to schedule an appointment at Premier Health Care Inc., call the practice or use the convenient online scheduling tool to get started.