The Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Center is now offering telemedicine appointments.
We are now offering Telemedicine (video appointments) for patients who are injured or otherwise unable to see their physician in person during this unprecedented time. As each patient is unique, we will work with you to assess your condition and determine if a video visit is ideal for your particular concern. If you would like to change your appointment from an in-office visit to a video visit please contact our office at (703) 584-2040.
If you have an upcoming appointment scheduled with us and have a fever, cough and/or difficulty breathing, have traveled to or had close contact with someone who has traveled to high risk countries or in a high risk manner, or have tested positive for or been exposed to someone with COVID-19, please contact our office so we can reschedule your appointment for 14 or more days from now. Or, we may contact you to schedule a Telemedicine visit rather than an in-office visit.
What is Telemedicine?
Telemedicine is the use of telecommunications technology to provide real-time health care to patients at a distance.
How is telemedicine delivered?
Telemedicine can be delivered using video-conferencing, audio communication, and/or text-messaging using mobile phones, tablets, and desktop computers.
Who participates in telemedicine?
Healthcare professionals can use telemedicine to see patients or to consult with other care providers.
What can telemedicine be used for?
Telemedicine has many applications in healthcare, including standard clinical care, counseling or therapy, patient education, professional consultant or supervision, and more.
Where can telemedicine be provided?
Telemedicine can be provided to a patient at home or work, or at another clinic or hospital. Now with mobile devices, you or the patient can be anywhere with access to the internet.