Telehealth is not very different from face to face doctor consultation. In many cases, it can be described as a face to face consultation itself, because a patient is actually talking to a doctor face to face.
The only aspect of telehealth that is different to face to face consultation is the use of technology which facilitate the consultation without the need for a patient and the doctor being in the same room. Using a smartphone, a tablet or a computer, you can connect with a doctor from anywhere in Australia.
While online physician consultation solves a lot of logistical problems in healthcare delivery, in no way is it an absolute replacement to traditional doctor consultation.
Telehealth can support conventional medical consultations. Doctors can continue caring for their patients in person while still offering the convenience and flexibility of checking their patients online.