Benefits of Telehealth 

Telehealth jumped to buzzword status in the COVID-age of 2020, but it’s been around for much longer and has done nothing but improve the way we access healthcare. According to a 2022 study by J.D. Power, telehealth is now the preferred method among consumers for receiving certain types of medical care. So, what is telehealth, and how does it benefit EBO MD patients and other direct primary care members? 

Save Time and Money 

When you can access your healthcare provider on your mobile device, you save money on gas, parking and public transportation. Even better, you don’t waste time traveling or risk running into a traffic jam that makes you late for your appointment or late getting back to work. 

Speaking of work, telehealth visits largely remove the need to take time off to see a physician. You can simply schedule your visit during a break, if you have a location with sufficient privacy. You can comply with your doctor’s follow-up orders and maintain your health without missing a day of work or wasting your precious paid time off.  

Telehealth also eliminates the need for additional child or elder care that could be necessary if you had to travel to your doctor. Finding alternative care for a dependent so you can see your doctor can be difficult and expensive, while bringing them along can be stressful or impractical. Luckily, telehealth solves this challenge by allowing you to see your doctor while also upholding your family responsibilities. 

Less chance of catching a new illness 

Where can you be sure to find a lot of sick people? Probably the place sick people go to get better—the doctor’s office. While everyone does their best to prevent patients from catching something from one another, it’s always a possibility, especially in waiting rooms. By staying home, you get the care you need while avoiding the risk of exposure and the chance you’ll pass your illness on to someone else.  

Less time in the waiting room 

If you choose a video visit via telehealth, you’ll eliminate the time spent looking at old magazines or scrolling through WebMD, creating more paranoia regarding your symptoms. Even if you don’t use the telehealth option, it’s important to choose a practice that offers the option, as it can reduce your in-office wait time by letting other patients be seen from home. 

At EBO MD, our efficient scheduling focuses on your convenience and allows you to be seen with little to no wait for your appointment. We work with your schedule to get you seen by a provider at your convenience, usually the same day or the next. 

Improves quality of care 

When you can see your doctor as often as you need, without the challenges of getting into the office or paying high co-pays, telehealth helps you practice better management of your medication, lifestyle and chronic conditions.  

A direct primary care model like EBO MD allows providers to spend more time with each patient: roughly 30-60 minutes per visit instead of 12-15 minutes per visit in a traditional clinic that relies on health insurance reimbursements. When you’ve been in contact with your provider via telehealth even before your visit, you can focus on changes or updates instead of repeating or explaining your recent issues. Our primary care providers at EBO MD take their time with you so you will never feel rushed or unheard. Because of this, our patients experience a meaningful relationship with their physician based on trust and respect; the type of relationship every patient deserves. 


EBO MD is not insurance coverage. We encourage patients to maintain some level of health insurance to help cover the costs of medical care that they receive from medical providers or facilities outside our practice. 

If you have questions about how your existing insurance policy will work with direct primary care, contact your insurance provider. 

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