Providing expert care without you leaving home!
We know it can be challenging at times to come in for appointments – and this is especially true while the current COVID-19 pandemic is impacting all of our lives.
At the same time, it is important that you find the relief and treatment you need, when you need it.
Fortunately, we have a way for you to stay on top of managing your foot and ankle care when you are unable to physically come to our office:
Regardless of whether illness, quarantine, lack of transportation, scheduling conflicts, or any other obstacle is keeping you from making an in-person visit, a telemedicine appointment is how you can still receive expert insight and analysis from Dr. Birnbaum.
What do you need for your appointment?
Before scheduling your telemedicine appointment, please ensure you have or will have:
- A device capable of making and receiving video calls, such as a smartphone, tablet, or laptop computer with a webcam and microphone. If you do not have one, you may be able to borrow one from a friend or loved one. They do not have to worry about downloading any apps or software to their device, as we conduct the meeting entirely through a web browser.
- A stable, reliable internet connection.
- A web browser supported by Doxy.me. This includes Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and iOS Safari. Unfortunately, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge are not supported.
- A private, quiet, and well-lit location to take the call.
We also encourage you to have a trusted family member or friend present with you. They will be able to move the camera, take notes, and provide any other assistance you might need.
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 provider to receive the most up-to-date information on whether telemedicine is covered, and to what degree.
How can you request your telemedicine appointment?
If you’re ready to request your telemedicine appointment with Dr. Birnbaum, please complete the form on this page.
A member of our office will follow up with you to schedule your appointment, make sure you have everything you need, and answer any questions you may have.
We look forward to serving you—wherever you happen to be!