What To Expect From An Online Appointment With a Naturopathic Doctor
13 Apr 2020
We are in a digital age, where almost everything you could ever want is accessible right at your fingertips. Luckily, this also includes access to a Naturopathic Doctor via virtual appointments!
Although recent global circumstances have put telemedicine on the map, practitioners were conducting video and phone consults long before social distancing made it necessary. Not only are virtual visits more convenient, but they also make naturopathic care increasingly accessible and allow for greater contact with your Naturopathic Doctor.
Virtual patients have told us they appreciate not having to commute to the office and they love being able to wear sweatpants and cozy socks during their appointment! And our Naturopathic Doctors appreciate being able to have patients reach into the cupboard behind them to show us their supplements. There are so many benefits to at-home care – it’s a win-win for everyone!
How It Works:
Using a secure telemedicine platform on your computer, smartphone or tablet you can sign in to a video appointment with your Naturopathic Doctor. Our receptionists will send you a link via email prior your appointment – all you need to do is click the link and make sure your camera and microphone are working!
This simple platform allows for face-to-face communication with your Naturopathic Doctor, just like you would experience during an in-office visit. Lab results and photos can be easily shared and viewed throughout the appointment via the screenshare feature. Treatment plans are shared virtually and lab requisitions are sent via email.
If you opt for a phone consult, you will receive a phone call from your Naturopathic Doctor at the time of your appointment. All necessary documents will be shared via email.
For most patients, we are still able to process direct billing! If needed, you will be sent a secure online form via email. Simply fill out your insurance information and submit the form back to us. Once we receive it, we will be able to direct bill on your behalf at the end of your virtual appointment.
Most importantly, virtual care is confidential and compliant with the record keeping standards in Canada. We use secure video conferencing software that adheres to all the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA) requirements.
Virtual medicine is the future and it is here to stay! Are you interested in booking a video consult with a Naturopathic Doctor? Contact our office or book a virtual appointment online. Stay home, maintain social distance and skip the inconvenience of a trip to the office!
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