WE NOW OFFER TELEMEDICINE/VIRTUAL VISITS
We remain committed to your health!
We are excited to announce that we are now offering telehealth services to our patients. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic we are now offering telehealth visits for certain medical conditions with your doctor.
Having a “virtual” visit from the comfort of your home is the best way to provide treatment and keep you safe. Our doctors will do a consultation via your smartphone and bill the visit to your medical insurance, just like a standard in-person visit to our office.
Our doctors are committed to providing a high level of primary care services while also keeping you and the public safe. If you are experiencing a medical issue may be eligible for a telehealth visit. Please call our office to enquire more.
WHAT IS A TELEVISIT/ VIRTUAL VISIT?
Tele visits are appointments conducted via LIVE VIDEO CONFERENCE where you’ll be able to see and talk with your provider over a secure video platform. This can be done with your computer, tablet or smartphone.
Tele Visits are usually covered by insurance at the same rate as they would cover office-visits. Most insurances, including Medicare and Medicaid, are now covering this service through the coronavirus preparedness and response
Supplemental appropriations Act, 2010
HOW DO I TALK TO THE DOCTOR?
A smartphone with a camera is required to complete this consultation with our doctors. The visit is initiated via a secure link that is texted to the number you provide. If you do not have access to a smartphone we suggest working with a friend or family member you may be with at this time.
WHAT IF IAM NOT A PATIENT OF CURRENT PRACTICE?
We are offering virtual visits to our current established patients, if you are not a patient of our practice. we recommend you call the office to schedule appointment to become an
WHAT SHOULD YOU NOT USE VIRTUAL VISITS FOR?
Virtual visits are not for emergencies, you should not request an appointment for
Any serious or life-threatening conditions.
IS VIRTUAL VISITS SECURE?
We use a secure video link that is HIPPA compliant.
We will not be able to prescribe controlled drugs such as narcotics (Percocet, hydrocodone etc.) nor scheduled sedative meds such as valium, lorazepam, Xanax etc.
If you are on a controlled drug on a regular basis, a virtual visit may be appropriate for
some follow up visits, at the discretion of you provider.