Telemedicine / Telehealth Virtual Visits
In response to COVID-19/Coronavirus, our office is now offering virtual telemedicine visits for some appointment types.
Visits that can be by telemedicine include, but are not limited to:
Birth control consults/follow-ups
Depression follow ups
Annual GYN exams (for patients less than 21 years of age)
And some other simple problems that do not require an exam
Our telemedicine visits are conducted using a secured online video system called Doxy.me.
Telemedicine/Telehealth is the practice of using telecommunication technology to evaluate, diagnose, and care for patients at a distance. There do exist some limitations to telemedicine. For obvious reasons, the provider cannot do an exam via telemedicine. Neither can we obtain vital signs. There is also the risk of data loss due to technical failure. The telemedicine visit will be billed to your insurance but it may not be a covered benefit. If at any time during the telemedicine visit the provider feels that the visit would best be done in the office, then they will inform you of that during the video call. You will then be contacted to schedule a visit in the office.
To have a telemedicine visit, you must have a valid email address on file with our office and be set up on our patient portal. Once your appointment is scheduled and payment is arranged, a secure link will be sent to your patient portal. You will use that link to enter your doctor’s “virtual waiting room.” You may need to copy and paste the link into another web browser. You should try to log in to Doxy.me approximately 5 minutes before your scheduled time so that you are ready when your doctor initiates the call. Contact the office immediately if you have problems logging in. Also, please be sure to be alone in a quiet location so that your visit is kept private and so that you can speak freely with your doctor.
Click this link to log into your patient portal and access your secure telemedicine video link: