Dr. Byrd can see patients in the state of Texas via telemedicine or telepsychiatry.
What Is Telepsychiatry or Telemedicine?
Telepsychiatry is a subcategory of telemedicine – a type of health care that is offered through the use of video based applications (similar to Skype or FaceTime). With telepsychiatry, Dr. Byrd is able to provide professional services to patients who may not be able to travel to a local office for a face-to-face visit, or prefer the convenience of telemedicine.
Patients may wonder how telemedicine will differ from standard in-office appointments with a psychiatrist. There are many benefits to consider, including:
Convenience and comfort--Complete video calls wherever you feel most relaxed and at ease, from the comfort of your own home.
Avoid delays and added expenses--There is no traffic or gas expenses when doing appointments via telehealth.
Improved accessibility--Patients living in rural areas will have access to quality providers.
Increased flexibility--Telemedicine offers flexibility with managing time for appointments.