Telemedicine

To continue with our efforts with social distancing in these difficult times, we are currently working on offering certain types of appointments, that don’t necessarily require a traditional physical exam, a telemedicine option.

Telemedicine is the use of technology that enables remote healthcare (telehealth). Basically it makes it possible for physicians to treat patients by using a computer or smartphone

This will allow you to see your physician without leaving your home.

Some of the benefits of telemedicine are:

Less exposure.
No transportation time or costs – When you see your doctor on your mobile device or computer, you can save money on gas, parking, and transportation.
Eliminate child or elder care issues – If you have the responsibility for caring for children or older adults, finding someone to fill in can be a challenge, as can bringing them along. Telemedicine lets you see your doctor while managing your family responsibilities.
Dr. Berger (endocrinology) is currently using telemedicine for many of her appointments.

We anticipate that some appointments might be available using telemedicine, such as:

1. Genetic counseling with Lisa D’Augelli, our genetic counselor.

2. Post-Partum visits.

3. Post-Operative visits.

4. Consultations visits.

5. Pre-operative consultations.

6. Infertility consultations.

7. Follow-up appointments.

In light of the current health crisis, it appears that most insurance companies will cover your virtual visit. Medicare has also temporarily expanded its coverage of telehealth services to respond to the current Public Health Emergency.

If you might be interested in this type of service for an upcoming appointment, please email us your request at womenshealthpartners@whpmd.com

You can obtain more information here: Doxy.me

 

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