In many situations, a telemedicine visit can be much more convenient and affordable. You can get live help and a prescription if needed from the comfort of your home without exposing yourself to more germs in a waiting room. Many patients appreciate the convenience of not being forced to sit in a waiting room surrounded by sick people when they are not feeling well. The virtual consultations with an online physician are much more efficient and cheaper rather than going to the emergency room or urgent care. The services are available on-demand, and there is no need to take time off from work.