The medical world is constantly changing. Technology now plays a big role in the medical domain and as doctors regularly look for better ways to treat people, technology has brought great advances to that field. Thanks to technological advancements such as telemedicine, you can obtain access to medical services or information that might normally be unavailable.

Telemedicine has been around for over 40 years and is a rapidly growing field. Getting appointments with primary care doctors and specialists can be very difficult, the waiting list can be long and even getting a referral doesn’t guarantee a quick appointment. Telemedicine can help bring you and the doctor together more efficiently.

With the rapidly rising cost of healthcare and the fact that it’s nonexistent in some places, the need for telemedicine continues to grow. Telemedicine may not be the option for everyone, but the pros seem to outweigh the cons. The ability to treat patients from their home, give valuable medical support and information, and provide service to rural areas makes it hard to pass up.

Though no service is perfect, telemedicine is a positive and growing medical treatment option. Research continues to show that telemedicine saves time, money, and lives.

As a Farmers Union member you can purchase a great telemedicine program at a deeply discounted rate.

You can enroll online at or call (877) 376-8958 and just let them know you are a National Farmers Union Member.

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