No matter whether you’re limited by illness or quarantine, lack of transportation, scheduling conflicts, or any other reason, a telemedicine appointment is how you can still receive expert insight and analysis from one of our foot and ankle specialists.
What is telemedicine?
Telemedicine is when a medical professional uses communications technology to provide clinical services to you, without requiring an in-person visit.
Essentially, it allows our doctors to perform a remote visual inspection of your foot or ankle, 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 Advanced Foot & Ankle Centers, we use a safe, secure service available through our electronic medical records (EMR) system. Here is how it works:
- Call one of our offices to schedule an appointment with us. Mention that you are interested in telemedicine.
- We will send you a text or email that contains a private, secure, HIPPA-compliant link that is generated via our EMR system.
- At the time of your appointment (during our regular office hours), click the link we gave you on your smartphone, tablet, or a computer that has a camera and microphone. When our doctor is ready, the appointment will begin.
- We recommend that you be somewhere that is well-lit, quiet, and has strong, reliable Internet access during the appointment. It can also be beneficial to have a trusted loved one with you who can hold the camera and take notes, if needed.