Telemedicine services offered in Edgewater, NJ

With advances in technology, telemedicine allows patients to receive medical attention without the hassle of traveling to their doctor’s office. Chika Kuwama, MD, and the team at Hibari Family Medical in Edgewater, New Jersey, prioritize each patient’s comfort and convenience. Along with embracing Japanese hospitality, building a multilingual staff, and staying attuned to the needs of their diverse community, the practice offers telemedicine to patients in various locations throughout the East Coast. Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.

Telemedicine Q & A

What is telemedicine?

Telemedicine leverages technology to provide medical care and services remotely. This means you can receive care and consultations from the comfort of your own home.

By allowing you to receive care from anywhere with an internet connection, telemedicine can help improve access to care and reduce healthcare costs. It’s quickly becoming an innovative and valuable tool for delivering high-quality care to patients of all ages. 

Hibari Family Medical currently provides comprehensive telemedicine services to patients in the New York Tri-State area.

How can I access telemedicine?

There are several ways to access telemedicine services with your provider at Hibari Family Medical, such as:


Video conferencing

Video conferencing allows you to connect with your provider face-to-face without leaving home. You can discuss any symptoms, health concerns, and changing needs in a safe, comfortable environment without any unnecessary travel.


Online chat

With a secure online platform, you can send your care team questions, medical information, or medication requests.


Phone consultation

Phone consultations are quick appointments that allow you to check in with your provider, ask questions, and receive advice on health concerns.


Online payment

Paying online for telemedicine visits, medications, and consultations eliminates the hassle of visiting in person.

What types of care can I get through telemedicine?

Telemedicine allows you to receive various types of healthcare services remotely. Hibari Family Medical offers many telemedicine services, such as: 

  • Medication management
  • Mental health consultations and therapy
  • Chronic disease management (diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, etc.)
  • Geriatric care and monitoring
  • Nutrition counseling 
  • Dermatologic consultations
  • Follow-up care after a hospitalization or surgery
  • Smoking cessation counseling
  • Men’s and women’s health consultations

While telemedicine can’t replace in-office visits, it can supplement traditional health care in a safe, convenient environment.

What are the benefits of telemedicine?

Telemedicine offers many advantages for people with time constraints, low access to care, limited mobility, and other challenges that make scheduling an office visit difficult. Popular benefits of telemedicine include:

  • Expanded access to care for individuals in rural areas
  • Continuity of care for people with chronic diseases
  • Easier for patients without reliable transportation or childcare
  • Lower cost, including for travel and parking
  • Enhanced collaboration between patients and providers
  • Reduced exposure to infections

Telemedicine allows you to take advantage of high-quality care no matter where you live. Call Hibari Family Medical today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.