3 ways you can prepare for a virtual doctor’s appointment

Article provide by Francis Dunn, Miami, FL

Remote doctor’s appointments have become an effective way to safely meet with a doctor without the difficulties of traveling, long waiting times, and unnecessary exposure to other diseases. If you have yet to experience a virtual doctor’s appointment, you may be wondering how you should prepare to get the most from your consultation.

Here are 3 ways to prepare for a virtual doctor’s appointment.

Your payment and insurance – Speak to your insurer and check if virtual appointments are covered by your policy. If you have already established a relationship with your doctor through in-person consultations, the appointment will be charged as an in-person visit.

Technology – Your virtual appointment can be scheduled online, through an online portal that will also include access to medical records and prescriptions. For a video call, you can use your computer, tablet, or smartphone. In some cases, you may be sent a link that will send you directly to the video conference.

The other option is an over-the-phone consultation, which will involve you calling the office to book a time.

For the best virtual appointment – For your appointment, you will need a quiet room with good lighting, which will help you focus on your appointment without any interruptions. You can use headphones or earbuds to improve clarity, reduce outside noise, and create privacy.

Be patient as virtual appointments will have audio lags and sometimes your screen may freeze. Remember to speak slowly and allow some time for the other person to respond.

As with any appointment be prepared to discuss your symptoms, medical history, and the medicine you have already tried.

Francis Dunn
Francis Dunn

Francis Dunn is from Miami FloridaFrancis William Dunn has spent the last twenty-five years working within the healthcare industry to improve corporate strategy and product development. He is the VP and co-founder of Medsite, Inc., a successful company that was later sold to WebMD. Francis Dunn understands how to be a successful leader and is often called upon for speaking engagements. His expertise in managing enterprise accounts continues to drive overall revenue for past employers.