Suffering from depression following a tragic experience often makes one want to seek professional help to come out of the grief cycle. Many of you out there would have experienced a similar situation at some point but would rather avoid the psychiatrist’s clinic owing to the social stigmas associated with them. You prefer calling in instead of being seen in the clinic. Why is it that you choose to talk over the phone?
We all feel a bit apprehensive when talking about private matters with the doctors and health workers, even though they are bound by their professional ethics to maintain the confidentiality of their patients. Be it a conversation about the sexual health, emotional health, psychiatric issues or some traumatic experience of the past like sexual abuse, you feel more comfortable with the anonymity of the phone rather than talking to the doctor face to face.
This need for confidentiality can, however, pose problems for doctors and health workers as they have to maintain all records of patient interaction and the case history. What you can do to handle such situations discretely is to rely on technology to be the portal through which you can communicate with the doctor directly at any time you want.
Owing to the fact that the use of smartphones is widely prevalent and every other person has easy access to internet, myriads of mobile apps exist for the purpose of communication. Doctors also have their personalized mobile appswhich are like virtual clinics where you can contact them for your issues after downloading their apps. You can tackle the problem of billing via the remote billing gateway option that these mobile apps provide.
Mobile apps provide the facility of remote call and video communication, giving you an opportunity to discuss with your doctor what you would not be comfortable discussing with him face to face. You can ask them at length about your problems, the diagnosis, the treatment option etc. Psychiatrists can be remotely contacted for psychiatric help. Bridging the gap between you and your doctor mobile phone apps have proved to be a blessing in disguise.