How does telepsychiatry work?
Due to COVID 19, and the many requirements healthcare providers face during these uncertain times, telepsychiatry has become a leading standard of care for psychiatrists in Texas and throughout the country. In fact, more and more patients prefer telemedicine and telepsychiatry over traditional office visits. The process works by allowing the direct interaction between Dr. Skelton and her patient. At the time of appointment, the patient will click on a link provided and will connect directly with Dr. Skelton using a computer, smart phone or other video-capable device. Dr. Skelton can see the patient in real-time using a secure video conferencing platform which allows her to have live, interactive communication through telemedicine. If requested, she can continue the line of communication to the patient’s primary physician so they can be informed.