Telemedicine Services at Premier Podiatry & Orthopedics
An out-of-office appointment over video
We know it can be challenging at times to come in for an appointment. The current COVID-19 pandemic has certainly shown how unexpected events can throw a wrench into best-laid plans.
At the same time, however, it is important that you find the relief and treatment you need. And if that can be achieved without you having to leave home, we’re happy to accommodate you!
Our telemedicine services are a way for you to stay on top of managing your care when you are unable to (or don’t necessarily need to) come to our office:
Whether you’re constrained by illness, stay-at-home-orders, lack of reliable transportation, scheduling conflicts, caretaking needs or really any other reason, a telemedicine appointment can be an effective alternative.
What is telemedicine?
Telemedicine is when we use videoconferencing to meet with you, instead of an in-person office visit.
It allows us to perform a remote visual inspection of your foot, ankle, or other necessary areas, communicate directly with you, and answer your questions – all while you remain in the comfort of your own home.
There are a variety of specific telemedicine tools and technologies. At Premier Podiatry & Orthopedics, we use Doxy.me. We’re particularly fond of it because it doesn’t make you download apps or sign up for accounts! Here is how it works:
- You contact us to schedule a telemedicine appointment. We may ask you a few questions at this time to determine whether telemedicine really would be effective for you, or if you have needs that definitely require in-office treatment instead.
- If a telemedicine appointment works for you, we will schedule a time, then send you a link to our virtual waiting room via email or text.
- When it’s time for the appointment, click the link on the device you wish to use for the call. Enter your name on the screen and click the “Check In” button.
- The doctor will be notified that you have arrived, and the call will begin when we are ready to see you.
That’s pretty much all there is to it! Odds are very high you already have everything you need, but a full list of requirements is below, just in case.