Telemedicine /


Telehealth Services in Olympia with Dr. Shawna Purcell


Offering Telemedicine Services with Fruit Street

Shawna Purcell, MD uses Fruit Street HIPAA compliant telehealth software to offer more flexibility in your weight loss and diabetes management program. Telehealth with video consultations, instant messaging, and food and activity tracking will help keep you on track and motivated. Sign up for access to share your Fitbit data and food photos and schedule morning, evening, and weekend visits with your provider. Fruit Street gives patients the ability to stay in touch with your health care team and monitor progress more closely while minimizing the need to miss work or travel to appointments. Learn more about pricing

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What is telemedicine / telehealth?

Telemedicine, also known as telehealth, is a way to consult with your doctor and weight loss specialists from the comfort of your home, through a computerized video meeting and/or audio call. Telehealth services enable patients to meet with their doctors and counselors more conveniently, eliminating extra visits to the office for in-person appointments. While not every doctor-patient meeting can be done virtually, telemedicine may be useful when established patients want to discuss a minor health concern, dietary and exercise advice, or treatment progress with their physician or weight loss specialist.

Why is telemedicine used?

At Shawna Purcell, MD, our team of weight loss and diabetes specialists is committed to providing our patients with the most convenient and practical healthcare experience possible. We understand our patients have busy lives, and doctor appointments shouldn’t add to your stress. Our goal is to give our patients the ability to access a doctor or specialist in-person or virtually whenever they need expert advice, without always needing to make a trip to our office.

What are the advantages of using telemedicine?

Through telemedicine services, medical care and routine visits can be made more convenient for patients. Telehealth allows you to connect with your doctor and weight loss and diabetes specialists in real time without commuting to our office for your appointment. While we enjoy seeing our patients face-to-face, we also understand that today’s world is fast-paced, and we value our patients’ time. Telemedicine allows current patients to speak with their doctor about symptoms, weight loss questions, or other non-emergency conditions that we may be able to resolve quickly and conveniently over computerized video meeting and/or audio call.

TeleFit Nutrition with Dr. Purcell

Lifestyle coaching is more convenient and cost-effective with TeleFit. It minimizes the need to miss work or travel to appointments. If you have a question, you can use the website or mobile phone app to receive a quick answer or schedule a video call. Dr. Purcell and her team offer on-demand expert care. All you have to do is set up an account, complete your registration and profile, download the free Fruit Street mobile phone app, and use the app for sending messages, food log review, video visits, and more.

If you are interested in learning more about telemedicine / telehealth services at Shawna Purcell, MD or to find out if you are a candidate for this type of medical care, please call our office at 360-596-4614 or email Breana Baildon at for more information.

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