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Prima Medicine -  - Internal Medicine

Prima Medicine

Internal Medicine & Family Medicine located in Fairfax, VA, South Riding, VA & Merrifield, VA

The doctors at Prima Medicine offer telemedicine consultations along with curbside testing and lab results at Prima Medicine, located in Fairfax and South Riding, Virginia. You can address various health needs using telemedicine, and it’s a convenient way to see the doctor from home while avoiding unnecessary risks of contact. To learn more about the benefits of telemedicine, call the office and speak to a friendly team member or use the online booking tool today.

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Telemedicine Q & A

What is telemedicine?

Telemedicine enables physicians and other health care professionals to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients using remote technology such as smartphones, tablets, and computers with an internet connection. The service can be utilized for a variety of health care needs, such as: 

  • Diagnose symptoms
  • Prescribe medicine 
  • Referrals 
  • Follow-up visits
  • Chronic disease management
  • Preventative care
  • Post-hospitalization support
  • Assisted living support
  • School-based support 

The use of telemedicine is increasingly growing within the United States health care community due to the convenience, efficiency, and the safety that it offers.  

What are the benefits of telemedicine?

Many of your health concerns can be addressed by using telemedicine. The technology provides a variety of benefits to both patients and health care providers such as: 

  • Limited risk of exposure to potentially contagious individuals 
  • Privacy
  • Reduced travel expenses 
  • Minimized time away from care responsibilities
  • Covered by most insurance plans
  • Increased number of patients can be treated
  • Office efficiency
  • Reduction in appointment cancellations
  • Insurance reimbursement
  • Improved patient health outcomes
  • Ability to compete with the growing health care market 

The doctors at Prima Medicine can evaluate, diagnose, and treat many conditions using telemedicine. However, it is important to note that some health concerns require comprehensive physical examinations or diagnostic tests. After an initial telemedicine consultation, she informs you if an in-person visit is needed.

What can I expect in a telemedicine consultation?

When you see the doctors at Prima Medicine for a telemedicine consultation, she will ask you a series of relevant questions while evaluating your symptoms. Based on the evaluation, the doctors at Prima Medicine will diagnose you and provide a treatment plan or ask you to come in for further testing. 

The safety of patients is incredibly important to the doctors at Prima Medicine. Therefore, Prima Medicine currently offers curbside testing so that you can decrease your risk of contact while actively engaging in social distancing. 

The Fairfax office drive-through provides you with common tests such as strep tests, flu tests, urine tests, and temperature checks. You can also receive follow-ups for HbA1c related to diabetes.

Best way to book a telemedicine Consultation is by clicking the button


If you are an existing patient, you can book directly from the Prima Medicine - My Privia portal, by choosing a "Secure Online Virtual Appointment" with Dr. Rao or another Prima Medicine Doctor

Prima Medicine Telemedicine virtual visit booking on the patient portal from Rao on Vimeo.

To learn more about the telemedicine services provided by the doctors at Prima Medicine, call or use the online booking tool today.