What is telemedicine?
Telemedicine is when a doctor uses videoconferencing technology to provide clinical services to you, even when physically separated from one another.
Essentially, this allows either Dr. Sunshein 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 and safety of your own home.
Appointment types that work very well for a virtual consult include:
- Visual inspections. We can visually inspect your foot or ankle over video and give you a diagnosis and/or recommendations on the next steps.
- Check-up appointments. Your doctor can examine how a wound is healing, talk with you about how your rehab is going (after a previous treatment), or review previous lab or diagnostic results.
- Questions and advice. Have a question about your health care and want answers from a real medical professional? Telemedicine is by far the easiest way to do it.
Is telemedicine covered by insurance?
While telemedicine services have been increasingly covered by insurance companies, the answer depends on your specific provider and plan.
Please contact your insurance provider for the latest information on whether telemedicine is currently covered for you and to what degree.
What about services that can’t be provided remotely?
If you need an in-person treatment or procedure, such as diagnostic imaging, injections, wound care, etc., our office is still open and accepting patients at this time. We are doing our part to serve the needs of our community and help keep our patients out of the hospital and urgent care systems.