Virtual or In-Person Care?

We’ve been offering both in-person and virtual appointments during the COVID pandemic. You might be wondering what a virtual care appointment is? A virtual care appointment is one in which care is provided virtually – by video or telephone and does not involve a direct appointment at our clinic on an in-person basis. Most of our virtual visits are done via telephone.

For patients, the advantages of virtual medicine are clear: you can have your appointment in the safety of your own home or workplace, saving time and money on gas and parking — in some cases, even avoiding a loss in wages for missing work.

However, it is important to remember that in-person care is essential for certain conditions and services like vaccine administration, prenatal and newborn care, and other necessary diagnostic and therapeutic procedures (e.g., PAP smears and biopsies). Some patients require a physical assessment to make an appropriate diagnosis and treatment decision. If you are not sure if you should have an in-person or a virtual appointment, please ask our staff when you call to book your appointment.