Can I Have a Telehealth GP Appointment For My Gout?

May 10, 2023by Gillian Alexis
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Telehealth GP: Telehealth is a way of having a face-to-face consultation over the phone. The GP will ask you about your symptoms and take notes. They may also take a photo to help with diagnosis.

You can book a telehealth appointment by going online or calling Phenix Health. Once you’ve booked, your GP will call you at the time of your appointment. During your call, make sure you have a quiet place where you can talk without distractions. If you have trouble hearing the GP, try holding the telephone up to your ear or asking someone else to listen on the phone.

Using the search tools, you can refine your results by specialty and practitioner. You can also filter by opening hours and billing (eg, bulk-billing). The GPs listed on our website are all Australian registered doctors, and we only list telehealth GPs who are available to see you.

Can I have a telehealth appointment for my gout?

Some GPs are reluctant to provide treatment for gout over telehealth, especially in high-risk patients. However, GPs can still assess whether or not you need medication and discuss treatment options over the phone. You can also use telehealth to get a referral for other specialists. However, you should note that some tests (such as routine pathology) can only be done in person.