Those of us who live in metropolitan areas typically have the luxury of easy access to major medical facilities. However, having access to medical specialists and subspecialists is often a challenge for people who live in rural areas within the state of Georgia. Fortunately, Emory Heart & Vascular Center has a technologically savvy solution this dilemma: Telehealth Services.
A Telehealth encounter simulates an in-office consultation or visit between a doctor and patient—the only difference is that a Telehealth appointment involves cameras and computer screens with specialized tools that transmit live video and medical information between physicians and patients. This technology can even communicate ultrasound images and stethoscope sounds. With our Telehealth capabilities, Georgians can typically limit their travel from their homes to 30 miles or less. Currently, Georgia has over 50 consultation sites, all equipped with Telehealth technology available for immediate use for all Georgians.
We provide a full range of more than 20 credentialed and board-certified specialists for Telehealth consultations. Emory Heart & Vascular Center is also affiliated with the Georgia Partnership For Telehealth, a charitable nonprofit organization. Together, we’re able to provide you with quick and convenient access to some of the country’s leading heart specialists.
Here is a list of our Specialty Services we offer through Teleheath:
Adult Congenital Cardiology & Surgery
Heart Failure & Transplant
Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction / Cardiac Rehabilitation
Cardiac Imaging (PET, MRI, CT)
Peripheral Vascular Disease Intervention
Emory Heart and Vascular Center cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons are available for Telehealth consults Monday-Friday during regular business hours. To schedule a consult, contact the Georgia Partnership for Telehealth at 1-866-754-HEAL(4325).
Do you have any questions about Telehealth services through Emory Heart & Vascular? If so, be sure to let me know in the comments section.
About Byron Williams, Jr., MD:
Dr. Williams has been practicing medicine at Emory since 1994, and is a Martha West Looney Professor of Medicine as well as the Chief of Medicine at Emory University Hospital Midtown. His specialties include Internal Medicine (board certified since 1997) and Cardiology (board certified since 1981). Dr. Williams is a member of several organizational leaderships, including the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the American Medical Association.