Working in Telehealth

If working as a telehealth clinician sounds appealing to you, you should know that it is a growing field on which increasing numbers of patients across the country are coming to rely. Choosing this route can help you create a more flexible life and a rewarding career.

By choosing Wheel as your telehealth partner, you will also get the support you need when making this important and life-changing adjustment to your professional life.

The same as any other aspect of healthcare, telehealth takes time to master and fully understand. There are specific lessons that must be learned as well as skills that come with time and practice. Lean on the Wheel support team to learn and grow in this rapidly growing method of delivering care.

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If working as a telehealth clinician sounds appealing to you, you should know that it is a growing field on which increasing numbers of patients across the country are coming to rely. Choosing this route can help you create a more flexible life and a rewarding career.

By choosing Wheel as your telehealth partner, you will also get the support you need when making this important and life-changing adjustment to your professional life.

The same as any other aspect of healthcare, telehealth takes time to master and fully understand. There are specific lessons that must be learned as well as skills that come with time and practice. Lean on the Wheel support team to learn and grow in this rapidly growing method of delivering care.

What types of companies can I work with in telehealth?
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With the pandemic, more patients began needing remote-based care. As a result, more types of companies are entering this space to serve patients, employees and members virtually. Some examples include:

  • Retail clinics
  • Technology companies
  • Health plans
  • Direct-to-consumer pharmacies
  • Employee benefits platforms
  • Health systems & ACOs
  • Condition management solutions
  • Direct-to-consumer health navigation services
  • Labs & diagnostic partners
  • Primary & urgent care services
  • Remote patient monitoring companies
  • Behavioral health organizations

What areas of specialization are available in virtual care?
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Telehealth is an effective method of care delivery for a wide range of specialties, including everything from radiology to ophthalmology to post-operative care. The most common areas of virtual care typically include the following treatment areas and patient segments:

  • COVID-19 screening, triage and care navigation
  • Virtual primary care
  • Women’s health
  • Men’s health
  • Chronic condition management
  • Urgent care
  • Behavioral health
  • Diabetes & CGM
  • Pediatrics
  • Allergies
  • Weight loss
  • BIPOC wellness
  • LGBTQ+ services
  • Dermatology

How much income can a telehealth clinician expect to make?
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The answer to this is as wide-ranging as the types of care that can be delivered. There are many variables to consider, such as whether you’re considering working in virtual care full- or part-time.

Many telehealth clinicians are paid by the consultation rather than as a yearly salary. In some cases, certain telehealth providers are paid by the hour or by the number of emails or texts they send out to their patients or to other providers.

Variables that can impact the amount of incremental income you can earn include your geographic location, number of state licenses, type of clinician and specialization, and number of hours worked per day or week.

Wheel is a great option for you if you want to work on more than one remote telehealth platform. It is ideal for MDs, DOs, NPs and other clinicians who are just getting started in telehealth and who want a company with plenty of experience and support that will help them build their ideal careers. In addition, Wheel is also an optimal choice for providers who are suffering from burnout, frustrations with work-life balance, or those in need of variety and want to deliver more care to more patients-- without the headache of bureaucracy.

For more resources on income, read our blog.

Ready to make the leap to virtual care?

It’s easier than you think to deliver quality care on your terms.