Telephone Assessment (Primary Care)
Body Area: Arms / Hands
Body Parts: Shoulder
Symptoms: Popping sound with Movement
Prescriptions cannot be made without a physical examination. Telephone assessments are useful when a patient feels overwhelmed by healthcare options and would like to talk to a doctor over the phone to discuss a treatment plan. Patients who cannot leave their homes due to disability or agoraphobia can benefit from talking to a doctor on the phone at a designated appointment time to determine the steps that will need to be taken for a particular treatment or condition. If you are just looking for a doctor that will talk to you over the phone from time to time when you have a quick question, also consider a concierge doctor.