It’s Been 1 Year of Allied After-Hours Telemedicine!

March 12, 2019

By: Naomi Zilkha, MD (Telemedicine, Allied Physicians Group)

Hi Allied! It’s #TelemedicineTuesday!

Yesterday was the 1 year anniversary of the day I started as Allied’s after-hours Virtualist, so I thought it might be fun to put a list together of what telemedicine visits I have had in the past year. Of course, this list doesn’t have every single visit, but it was fun to make, and impressive/nostalgic for me to look back at the year.

Here we go:

ADHD follow up, acne, allergies

Breastfeeding questions, bites/sting (mosquito, bed-bug, bee, wasp, human, dog)

Cough, conjunctivitis, croup

Diaper rash

Ear pain, eczema


Gastroenteritis (stomach flu)

Head injury


Jaw pain

Knee pain

Medication dosage questions, motion sickness, mouth sores


Otitis Externa (swimmer’s ear), Otitis media


Questions, questions, and more questions—ranging from newborns to kids in college

Ringworm, many other rashes


Throat pain

Urinary symptoms



X-ray necessary?

Yes, he can go to day-care tomorrow

Zika virus and other travel questions

I’m really proud of all that I’ve accomplished with Allied Telemedicine in the past year. Of all my visits, I’ve only had to send one patient to the Emergency Room, and very few needed to go to Urgent care. Almost all were able to be completely handled by the Telemedicine visit, or by a visit the next day to the patient’s Allied office.

Looking forward to what the next year will bring!

And, remember, when it comes to after-hours urgent care, #ThinkTelemedicine first!

-Dr. Z

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