Telehealth is a convenient, safe alternative to in-person care, especially for people who have a busy schedule or for whom travel is problematic. Telehealth appointments are offered by Daniel Rieders, MD, FACC, FHRS, CCDS, IFMCP, of Peninsula Integrative Cardiology located in San Ramon, California. Telehealth allows you to get your questions and concerns addressed in a timely manner and frequent updates to care. Call today to set up your telehealth appointment or schedule online.

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What is telehealth?

Telehealth is a method of delivering health care through video or phone. Dr. Rieders communicates with you through your computer, smartphone, or tablet, so you don’t have to schedule the time and transport to get to the office of Peninsula Integrative Cardiology in person.

Dr. Riders sends you messages and documents through email or secure file exchange. In some cases, certain remote devices allow him to monitor your health in real-time regardless of his location.

What types of care can I receive through telehealth?

Telehealth appointments are a convenient way to update your health history and to report on how your current care plan is going. Dr. Rieders uses telehealth to monitor an ongoing chronic health condition or provide follow-up questions about medications or other health concerns.

The types of care provided through telehealth also include:

  • Medication management
  • Care for acute symptoms like a rash or a cold
  • Lab test, screening, and imaging result review
  • Checkin about ongoing health conditions
  • Accountability for weight-loss treatment

Part of your telehealth care requires you to check your email or texts for messages from Dr. Rieders for continuing your care and follow-up at home.

How can telehealth benefit me?

Telehealth allows you to benefit from Dr. Rieder’s care, support, and expertise, even if you live some distance away.

Telehealth visits mean less time spent scheduling and physically traveling to your visit. You also avoid the hassle of waiting in the office for your appointment, reducing your exposure to other people who are sick.

You can access telehealth visits from work, home, or the car. If you’re a caregiver, you can still perform your duties while getting the health care you need.

What happens during a telehealth visit?

The exact flow of your telehealth visit depends on the reason for the call. Dr. Rieders will reach out to you through a secure and private video chat portal. He’ll discuss any concerning symptoms, treatment developments, and questions you may have.

If the telehealth visit reveals issues best addressed in person, he’ll work with you to schedule an in-person visit or any needed tests.

Reach out to Peninsula Integrative Cardiology to benefit from telehealth appointments and maintain consistency in your care. Call today or use this website to schedule online.