As providers continue to navigate the new norm due to COVID, we have many providers asking do I provide telehealth or not. For some specialties, such as primary care, this decision is a no brainer. However, for some specialties such as orthopedics, many providers feel it is not a good fit.
While you can’t do an xray or feel a broken bone, there is one thing you can do. You can make the patient feel comfortable enough during your telehealth visit to convert that visit into a true office visit. Many times, patients just need to hear you are taking all precautions necessary to keep them safe while also explaining the need for them to be seen. This is a huge relief for your patient as well as a win for your practice.
If you are not sure where to start in implementing telehealth in your practice, please feel free to contact us.