Virtual Doctor Visit
Telemedicine is a two-way, real- time interactive communication between a patient and a medical provider to improve patient’s clinical health status. With telemedicine, medical information is exchanged from one site to another via electronic communications. These visits are held via teleconference software that includes video and audio
When is it appropriate to schedule a virtual visit.
Virtual visits are appropriate for a variety of care needs, including urgent care, routine follow-up visits, chronic disease management, medication management, reviewing test or lab results, and lifestyle coaching. Common illnesses including sinus problems, respiratory infections, allergies, cold and flu symptoms and many other non-emergency illnesses can be treated virtually. Contact the the office by calling 301.477.1903
What do I need for a virtual visit?
There are a couple technological requirements we suggest to ensure you have a seamless experience. Make sure you are using a device with a webcam, microphone and strong internet connection, such as a laptop, mobile phone or tablet. It is imperative that you conduct this appointment in a location that has a good internet connection to ensure a clear video and audio stream. For the optimal experience, use the Google Chrome web browser on your laptop or desktop computer.
How much does it cost?
Most commercial insurance plans cover virtual visits just as they would an in-office visit with your doctor, but speak with your insurer to confirm. In advance of the visit you will receive an email to check-in through a secure online platform. These visits will be charged to your insurance, we will collect the normal copay amount and any past due balance during the check-in process. After your virtual visit we will submit a claim to your insurance carrier for full payment. If the service is not covered by your insurance, an invoice will be sent to the patient.