What is Telemedicine?
Telemedicine enables computer or smartphone appointments between a patient and their health care provider. A Telemedicine Virtual Visit (TVV) allows for patients to meet with their provider in a secure and confidential manner through a virtual (non-in-office) appointment. As our providers are now offering to “see” patients by computer or smartphone, we want to help you better understand what you can expect from a TVV appointment.
Your TVV Appointment
You may schedule your TVV appointment as you would normally schedule an in-office appointment. Our front office staff will ensure that the appointment type can be done via computer or smartphone with your provider. Prior to your appointment, you will receive information on how and when to log into your TVV appointment via computer or smartphone. (You may view our TVV Patient Instructions online HERE.)
Before logging into your TVV appointment, you will want to verify that you have access to both audio and video settings on your device, as well as a good internet connection, so that the provider can provide complete an effective telemedicine evaluation.
During your TVV appointment, your provider will review your medical record and speak with you directly about the reason for your visit. If needed, they will ask you to supply additional medical records for review. Providers can prescribe medication and submit medical orders through a TVV appointment.
Your insurance copay/deductibles will apply for this type of visit, just as they would for an in-office appointment.
Benefits of Telemedicine
- No transportation time or costs.
- No need to take time off from work.
- Eliminates child or elder care issues.
- Provides on-demand options to patients.
- Eliminates in-office waiting room time.
- Provides increased access to specialists.
- Reduces the chance of illness spread from in-person contact.
- Provides safe options for immunocompromised individuals.
- Maintains and promotes better health.
Call us today to discuss your options for a Telemedicine Virtual Visit.