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Telemedicine Specialist

Ifeyinwa P. Onwudiwe, MD -  - Pediatrician

La Providence Pediatrics & Family Clinics

Ifeyinwa P. Onwudiwe, MD

Pediatrician & Family Medicine Physician located in Houston, TX

If you’re not comfortable with in-office visits, your child feels too ill to leave home, or you simply can’t make it to the doctor, board-certified pediatrician Ifeyinwa Onwudiwe, MD, and her team at La Providence Pediatrics and Family Clinics in Houston, Texas, have a practical solution. They offer virtual telemedicine appointments for children of all ages, so you don’t have to leave home to have them see a pediatric specialist. Schedule a telemedicine appointment at one of the practice’s two locations by phone or online today.

Telemedicine Q & A

What is telemedicine?

Telemedicine at La Providence Pediatrics and Family Clinics includes virtual medical appointments your child can attend via a phone, tablet, computer, or other electronic device. Your child receives the same exceptional care via telemedicine as during in-person visits.

What are the benefits of telemedicine?

Some of the numerous benefits your children can experience with telemedicine appointments at La Providence Pediatrics and Family Clinics include:

  • No exposure to sick patients
  • No traveling
  • Cost and time savings
  • Quality care
  • Added convenience
  • Comfortability

Your child might feel more comfortable seeing a pediatrician virtually from home, and can even stay in bed during an evaluation if they’re feeling ill.

What should I expect during telemedicine appointments?

After scheduling a telemedicine appointment with La Providence Pediatrics and Family Clinics, your provider calls you virtually to video chat with you and your child. They ask questions about your child’s medical history, medications, symptoms, and family history of disease.

A pediatric specialist can examine your child for signs of an illness, disease, or injury via a phone, computer, or tablet. They answer questions you might have about your child’s health and wellness, and can complete a mental health or developmental assessment as needed.

What are my child’s telemedicine treatment options?

After your child’s telemedicine appointment, their La Providence Pediatrics and Family Clinics provider might recommend one or more of the following treatments:

  • Watchful waiting
  • Rest and increased fluid intakes
  • Over-the-counter medicines
  • Prescription medications
  • Further diagnostic testing

In some cases, your child might require an in-person visit to undergo a blood test, urine test, allergy or asthma testing, a nasal or throat swab, X-rays, MRIs, or other diagnostic imaging procedures to detect or rule out specific medical problems. 

The team might refer your child to a specialist or a hospital if they have a severe or complex medical problem.

The next time your child is ill or requires a medical evaluation but you’d prefer to speak with a pediatric specialist from the comfort of home, schedule a telemedicine appointment by phone or online with the La Providence Pediatrics and Family Clinics team today.