Telemedicine and Telehealth Visits

Telemedicine and Telehealth VisitsTelehealth allows us to provide our patients with the care they need when and where they need it. It allows our patients to consult with us anywhere in California from their phone, tablet, or computer.

It is a safe and effective option for our patients. Some of our patients only use telehealth visits while others use a mix of in-person and telehealth visits.

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The Benefits of Telehealth

Offers accessibility and convenience. Our patients have the opportunity to meet with us from the comfort of their homes or workplaces.

Saves time and money. By reducing the need for travel and wait times, telehealth can save both time and money for our patients.

Offers improved continuity of care with regular follow-up appointments. Our patients receive ongoing support, monitoring, and treatment to manage their health.

How Telehealth Works

Virtual Appointments:

Patients schedule virtual appointments with our doctors using secure video conferencing platforms. These platforms have enhanced security. They protect patient privacy and adhere to strict healthcare regulations.

Digital Health Records:

Healthcare providers have access to patients’ digital health records. This includes medical history, test results, and previous treatment plans. This information helps providers make informed decisions during virtual consultations.

Real-Time Communication:

During your virtual appointment, patients and doctors can communicate in real-time. Patients can describe their symptoms, ask questions, and discuss treatment options. Doctors can offer diagnoses and recommendations.

Prescriptions and Referrals:

If necessary, healthcare providers can electronically prescribe medications and supplements. They can refer patients to specialists for further evaluation or treatment.

Patient Engagement:

Our patients can access their medical records, test results, and treatment plans online. This increased engagement can lead to better health outcomes.

Safety in Telehealth

The safety of telehealth is a top priority for our practice and regulatory bodies. Here’s how telehealth ensures patient safety:

  • Secure Platforms: Telehealth platforms have robust security features. The platforms protect patient data and confidentiality. Encryption and authentication are in place to safeguard the privacy of medical information.
  • Compliance with Regulations: Telehealth providers adhere to federal and state regulations. This includes the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in the United States. These regulations establish guidelines for patient data protection.

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Telemedicine FAQ’s:

How do virtual visits work?

Prior to your visit, you will receive an email reminder with a link to a virtual waiting room. Simply click the link within 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment time. Your doctor will see that you are waiting and connect with you at your appointment time.

Can new patients schedule a telemedicine visit?

Yes. You will be sent intake and consent forms before your appointment. They are online fillable forms and can easily be signed within our program with the click of a button.

I don’t live in California. Can I still schedule?

Yes! The nature of your visit will be purely educational and not medical. Contact us to find out more: 408-357-3422.

Can I use my insurance?

Yes, and we offer insurance billing. Plans are now covering telehealth visits. We ask that all patients pay at time of service. We then submit to your insurance company on your behalf. They send you a reimbursement check if applicable. Contact us to find out more: 408-357-3422.

What concerns can be addressed by telemedicine?

Almost all concerns can be addressed.

For example:

  • Digestive concerns such as IBS, SIBO and IBD
  • Thyroid hormone imbalance: Hypothyroidism. Hashimotos
  • Perimenopause, Menopause, PMS, & other Hormone Concerns
  • PCOS and Irregular Periods
  • Fatigue & Insomnia
  • Adrenal Dysfunction
  • At home test kits for sex hormones, adrenal cortisol, and digestive stool analysis

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