Remote Patient Monitoring Specialist

Remote Patient Monitoring Specialist

Remote Patient Monitoring services offered in La Cañada Flintridge, CA

Advancements in medical technology have changed the way healthcare is delivered across the nation. Remote patient monitoring is a prime example and is among the services available from Dr. Compton at his practice, Richard Compton, DO, in La Cañada Flintridge, California. Book your next visit online or by phone, and ask for details about how remote patient monitoring can help you get the care you need, when and where you need it.  

Remote Patient Monitoring Q&A

What is remote patient monitoring?

Remote patient monitoring uses digital technology to collect essential health data from patients and transmit it to your practitioner. While the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the use of technology to connect patients and practitioners, the movement began far earlier. 

Advancements in technology have made it easy to obtain reliable health data without traveling to Dr. Compton’s physical office location. You simply need to maintain the necessary equipment within your home and learn to use it properly. 

If remote patient monitoring is a good fit for you, Dr. Compton explains how to use the equipment properly. You can practice while in the office, then begin using the devices on your own once you return home. 

What kinds of health issues can be monitored remotely?

There are multiple ways to assess aspects of your health at home using technology. More tools and techniques are becoming available every day. 

Some of the health measures that can be collected remotely and transmitted electronically include:

  • Blood pressure
  • Weight
  • Heart rate
  • Blood sugar
  • Temperature
  • Lung function

Some people only need to use one of these tools, while others incorporate multiple monitoring systems. In the years to come, additional monitoring systems will likely be made available.  

What are the benefits of remote patient monitoring?

Remote patient monitoring allows you to stay on top of your health and wellness without as many trips to the office. That’s a significant advantage for people who don’t live close to their practitioners or have limited mobility. 

People who are immunocompromised can also benefit from remote patient monitoring. Compared to sitting in a waiting area with others and traveling to and from the office, remote monitoring is a far safer option. 

Remote patient monitoring also empowers you to track your health data on a daily basis. This can help motivate you to make lifestyle modifications that can improve your readings, which is a great way to take a proactive approach to your overall health and wellness. 

If you’d like more information on how remote patient monitoring can help improve your overall health care, call the office to schedule a visit or book an appointment online at your earliest convenience.