In these difficult times Telemedicine offers the necessity of seeing a physician from the comfort and safety of your home.
What is Telemedicine?
Telemedicine allows health care professionals to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients at a distance using telecommunications technology. The approach has been through a striking evolution in the last decade and it is becoming an increasingly important part of the American healthcare infrastructure.
How does Telemedicine work?
Our office has partnered with doxy.me to provide a simple and secure platform for our doctors to evaluate our patients. Patients can call our office to set up their appointment and our medical team will determine if the appointment is appropriate for a telemedicine appointment. If it is, our office will send you a link that, at the time of your appointment, the patient can click on to enter the virtual waiting room. The doctor will come on and evaluate the patient, just as if they were in the office. doxy.me uses a simple platform that requires no downloads or accounts and is free, but also uses HIPAA compliant 128 bit security.
As a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic, this office is now offering telemedicine appointments for a wide variety of circumstances. This technology, which we have been using for many years, allows us to securely assist our patients in treatment and management of their symptoms while keeping the patient safe in their home, as well as for the safety of our office staff.