Maxima Medical Centre now has so-called webcam-consultations. Talking to your doctor, but then via your tablet or smartphone. This is possible at the Obesity Centre of the hospital.
A webcam consult like this offers many advantages, the hospital thinks. Patients no longer have to travel to see the doctor, which means it takes less time, there is no hassle with parking and there is no need to arrange a baby sitter.
Condition is that no physical examination needs to be done during the consultation. The Obesity Centre is therefore suitable to work with the virtual consultations. But the children’s orthopedists are also already using it.
For calls about medication or progress of recovery, this means is perfect, says the MMC.
To create such a virtual consultation, the patient will get an email with the date and time for the appointment. A link for a single consultation is given, through which the connection with the doctor can be established.