South Bay Vascular Center and Vein Institute is excited to announce the availability of “Virtual Appointments” for our patients.
Beginning November 1, 2019 patients wishing to schedule an appointment can request a “virtual” appointment to speak with one of our vascular surgeons from the privacy of their home or office. Additionally, virtual appointments can be scheduled to include care givers and or other family members in remote locations whom the patient may wish to include in their medical appointment. Now, family members from anywhere in the world can be included in patient physician appointments without the expense of travel or the risk of mis-interpreting the diagnosis and care plan for loved ones.
Please note that not all medical conditions can be evaluated remotely. When requesting a “virtual” appointment our scheduling coordinators will be able to assist you in determining if a virtual appoint is right for your specific medical condition.
In the event of a medical emergency, patients must call 911 immediately to request medical care directly to their location.
Patients wishing to leverage our HIPPA compliant telemedicine platform must have an email address, an internet connected device (desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet) equipped with a working camera and microphone. All virtual patient communications will be recorded and saved in the patients medical chart and will be included as part of their medical record.
It is the complete and total responsibility of patients and patient advocates when requesting a “Virtual” appointment to insure that the remote location in which the virtual visit is conducted maintains standards for patient privacy and safeguards patient medical information.