Remote Patient Monitoring Specialist

Open Water Medical

Family Medicine located in Beaufort, NC & Morehead City, NC

The best way to be at your best whole-body health is to work as part of a team with your care providers. At Open Water Medical in Beaufort, Morehead City, and Zebulon, North Carolina, the experienced team equips you for health success using remote patient monitoring devices like scales, blood pressure monitors, and glucose meters. No need for constant appointments because your care providers can monitor you from the office! Book your appointment online or by phone today.

Remote Patient Monitoring Q & A

What is remote patient monitoring?

Remote patient monitoring is a way to monitor your health at home, without having to visit the office constantly for care. Your Open Water Medical care provider can remotely monitor the following aspects of your health in a variety of ways.

  • Weight
  • Blood pressure
  • Blood glucose

Although you can keep track of these things on your own, the remote patient monitoring equipment is much better because it instantly relays the readings to your Open Water Medical care provider.

This allows your care provider to get real-time health information that’s just as accurate as the readings you’d get in the office. With remote patient monitoring, your care provider can monitor you on a daily basis and take action to resolve health problems as soon as they appear.

This technology can be hugely beneficial for many patients with chronic conditions. If you have high blood pressure, diabetes, or you’re on a weight loss program (or if you’re at risk for these issues), remote patient monitoring can greatly simplify your care.

What is my ideal weight?

Your Open Water Medical care provider will determine a healthy weight for you based on your unique needs. Your height, body frame size, your age, and body fat percentage can all contribute to your ideal weight calculation.

If your provider detects an unhealthy trend in your weight reports during remote patient monitoring, they can help you get back on track right away.

What is a healthy blood pressure reading?

When your blood pressure is healthy, your top number (systolic blood pressure) is under 120, and your bottom number (your diastolic blood pressure) is under 80, giving you numbers of 119/79 or under.

  • Elevated blood pressure: 120-129 systolic and less than 80 diastolic (120-129/less than 80)
  • High blood pressure stage one: 130-139 systolic or 80-89 diastolic
  • High blood pressure stage two: 140 or higher systolic or 90 or higher diastolic  
  • Hypertensive crisis: Higher than 180 systolic and/or higher than 120 diastolic

If your blood pressure reading shows that you're at risk for health complications, your Open Water Medical care provider may need to see you in person.

What is a healthy blood glucose reading?

Normal fasting (no food for the eight hours prior) blood glucose level is 70-100 mg/dL. A normal random (no fasting beforehand) is typically less than 125 mg/dL.

Your care provider may suggest an office visit or new lifestyle changes to help lower blood glucose if it’s too high or if you have other diabetes risk factors. If you have a blood glucose spike, you can get treatment right away thanks to remote patient monitoring.

Through remote patient monitoring, Open Water Medical makes your medical care simple, convenient, and easy. Book your appointment online or by phone now.