Family Medicine & Primary Care Practice located in Lufkin, TX


Family medicine is being revolutionized by telemedicine, a service that allows you to access a medical appointment from anywhere using only a phone, tablet, or computer with internet capabilities. Experienced providers Annysue Emmons, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, and Rocio Villegas, APRN, FNP-C, offer telemedicine services for your convenience at VIP Family Health Clinic in Lufkin, Texas. Call the office or schedule online for your next telemedicine visit today. 

Telemedicine Q & A

How do telemedicine visits work?

Telemedicine is a service that can improve your access to medical care when you need it most. Telemedicine visits aren’t quite the same as medical visits to the VIP Health Family Clinic office. In fact, there’s one major difference: They take place online. 

Rather than traveling to VIP Health Family Clinic, checking in, and waiting in the waiting room, you can simply log on to the secure portal and complete your visit using video communication technology. Simply use your phone, tablet, or computer to speak with the team face-to-face. As long as you have an internet connection, you’re able to complete the visit from anywhere. 

The VIP Family Health Clinic team may also conduct remote monitoring, or you can communicate with them directly between visits. 

How can telemedicine benefit me?

Many people rely on telemedicine when an office visit isn’t feasible or is inconvenient at a particular time. The VIP Health Family Clinic team can inform you of how telemedicine can improve your health care experience. You might use it because it:

  • Doesn’t involve travel time or costs
  • Spares you time in the waiting room
  • Involves limited physical contact and disease transmission potential
  • Helps you avoid taking time off work
  • Is available when you’re out of town 
  • Cuts down on the need for child care

You’re able to access your telemedicine appointments from your home, office, hotel room, or even from the privacy of your car. The VIP Health Family Clinic team can tell you if a telemedicine visit can meet your needs as some services still require an in-person office visit. 

What should I expect during a telemedicine visit?

Telemedicine visits can involve many of the services you already get during regular doctor’s visits. Just like your office visits, telemedicine appointments start with a review of your medical history and any current symptoms. The remainder of the visit depends on the reason for the appointment. 

You can use telemedicine visits for:

  • Treatment follow-ups
  • Brief physical exams
  • Medication management
  • Reviewing test results
  • Post-surgical follow-ups
  • Urgent care issues like colds, rashes, and stomach aches

The team might ask you to perform certain tasks to help them give you the best possible evaluation, including keeping a diary of your symptoms or weighing yourself at home. 

To utilize telemedicine to your advantage, call VIP Health Family Clinic or schedule an appointment online today.