You can’t always predict when you might have a problem with your feet and ankles. Under normal circumstances, when a problem emerges you’d simply call the office, schedule an appointment, and drive or ride to one of our offices for treatment.
These are not normal circumstances. And while our office is still open, many patients are understandably nervous about leaving their homes due to fears about COVID-19.
Fortunately, there’s another option: telemedicine. Dr. Patel has actually been offering virtual consults to his patients for several years now, so we are well trained and prepared to help you if you can’t or do not wish to make an in-person appointment.
Can Telemedicine Really Help Me?
Most of our patients have never had a virtual appointment before, and may be a little skeptical. But the truth is that telemedicine is a great option for all kinds of patients and appointments.
Many appointment types, in fact, can be conducted entirely remotely, including initial inspections and evaluations, follow-ups for things like post-surgery and diabetic wound recovery, and reviewing previous lab or diagnostic testing results.
Dr. Patel can take a look at your feet and ankles via video, ask you questions about your symptoms, and offer his evaluation and guidance. Of course, you’ll have the opportunity to ask him any questions about your care, too.
If we do determine during the appointment that you will need to make an in-person visit to the office so we can administer a treatment or provide you with one or more medications or products, that can be arranged as well. Understand that we are taking every possible precaution to keep our offices safe and germ-free.