Are you struggling with any chronic or recurring breathing problem that is affecting your quality of life? Are you looking to find answers to your symptoms that involve chronic cough or shortness of breath? Through Virtual Health Clinic, you can receive medical advice online for a wide range of health conditions including asthma, bronchitis, chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD), emphysema, interstitial lung disease, and rheumatoid lung disease.
Book your virtual consultation to speak with our healthcare provider. We can help you address your health concerns by assessing your signs and symptoms, evaluating your medical history, diagnosing the problem, and referring you to a Respirologist. We can all work together with you to develop an effective treatment plan.Book Your Appointment
Respirology, often referred to as ‘pulmonology’, is a subspecialty of internal medicine that provides comprehensive clinical care for a full range of respiratory problems. Respirology is also related to intensive care medicine.
The medical doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions related to the chest such as asthma, COPD, emphysema, pneumonia, tuberculosis, and other chest infections, are called ‘Pulmonologists’ or ‘Respirologists’.
A Respirologist will perform procedures such as bronchoscopy to diagnose a problem related to the respiratory tract. Physicians who specialize in this subspeciality are often trained to manage critical patients who need life support or assisted ventilation.
You should consult a Respirologist if you are experiencing symptoms such as severe cough, wheezing, breathing problems, light headedness, chronic or recurring bronchitis, asthma that is hard to manage, or extreme tiredness.
Yes, you would need a referral from a practitioner to see a Respirologist.
Your virtual doctor will ask you questions regarding your symptoms and medical history. Depending on your condition, your online doctor may either order tests such as a CT scan, chest X-ray, pulmonary function test, or bronchoscopy, to identify potential pulmonary diseases, OR write you a prescription to help you manage your symptoms. After assessing your condition, your doctor may also recommend treatment plans that include pulmonary rehabilitation, smoking cessation, dietary planning, or other therapeutic treatments.
Yes. You can book an online consultation with one of our virtual doctors for you or your child (over 2 years of age). However, please note that patients who are 16 years or younger should be accompanied by a parent or guardian during their virtual visit.
Yes, you can get your prescriptions refilled or renewed by our healthcare providers after your consultation. If it is deemed safe and medically appropriate, a copy of your prescription will be sent electronically to a pharmacy of your choice, after which you can either pick up or choose to get them delivered to your home.
Our virtual doctors on The Virtual Health Clinic offer consultations in various languages including English, Farsi, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Spanish, Swahili, and Urdu.
You will need your phone, tablet, or computer with internet connection, to speak to a doctor online. You will also need to have access to your email address to confirm your appointment details.