Patient Education

 

National Institute of Health

This website provides easy-to-read, accurate description of conditions, causes, symptoms, and treatments by linking to trusted Web sites for specific information. For instance, someone looking up bone cancer would be linked to the bone cancer page on the National Cancer Institute Web site. Read more→

American Diabetes Association

Provides extensive information about diabetes, its treatments, and ongoing research. This site also offers advice on nutrition/meal planning, fitness regimes, lifestyle changes, and community support groups. Read more →

Mayo ClinicOffers extensive disease/condition information, and goes a step further with its comprehensive and helpful "Treatment Decisions" section, Q&A section called "Ask a Specialist," and a plethora of interactive quizzes, self-assessments, and calculators under "Health Tools." Read more →

 

Alzheimer's Foundation of AmericaThe mission of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) is "to provide optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia, and to their caregivers and families-through our member organizations dedicated to improving quality of life.” Read more →

Track RxThe Kids in Parks program has created a network of TRACK Trails (hiking, disc golf, paddling, geocaching, biking, and other types of trails) designed to provide kids and families with fun outdoor recreation opportunities. Each TRACK Trail has a series of self-guided brochures that turn an ordinary outing into a fun-filled adventure. Read more →

Telemedicine Services Are Now Available At Sound Medical Family Practice

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads, public officials have taken increasingly strict measures to enforce social distancing. While essential travel including attending medical appointments remains permitted, telemedicine is an alternative that allows you to access medical care without having to leave your home.

What is Telemedicine?
Telemedicine is the use of telecommunications technology to provide real-time health care to patients at a distance.

How is telemedicine delivered?
Telemedicine can be delivered using video-conferencing, audio communication, and/or text-messaging using mobile phones, tablets, and desktop computers.

Who participates in telemedicine?
Healthcare professionals can use telemedicine to see patients or to consult with other care providers.

What can telemedicine be used for?
Telemedicine has many applications in healthcare, including standard clinical care, counseling or therapy, patient education, professional consultant or supervision, and more.

Where can telemedicine be provided?
Telemedicine can be provided to a patient at home or work, or at another clinic or hospital. Now with mobile devices, you or the patient can be anywhere with access to the internet.

If you would like to discuss the possibility of scheduling a telemedicine visit, please call one of our locations:

Morehead City Location: 252.247.3476
Cape Carteret Location: 252.354.1970

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