Now patients can meet with Dr. Grant using a smartphone, tablet, or personal computer, which means fewer hours driving, fewer babysitters, and more immediate answers to concerns and questions.
Dr. Grant is committed to being at the forefront of personalized, convenient care. For that reason, he’s adopted the latest telemedicine conferencing technology so he can connect with patients, do checkups, and help diagnose issues at the touch of a button.
Beyond consultations with new patients and follow-up checks with existing patients, Dr. Grant can also advise patients with their ongoing care when they’re at other offices. For example, while a patient is at a physical therapy appointment, Dr. Grant can conference with them to provide team-based care, work directly with the physical therapist, and ensure continuity of care.
Working in tandem with physical therapists across Virginia and the entire country ensures patients get the most convenient care with the fewest in-person visits possible.
Common Questions about Telemedicine
What is telemedicine?
Telemedicine harnesses modern technology to create a new way for doctors and patients to communicate with each other. Using telemedicine software, Dr. Grant can initiate video chats with patients and other members of their medical team. You can do this using your own smartphone, tablet, or computer.
What is the benefit of telemedicine?
Telemedicine gives patients a way to meet with their doctors without having to physically go into the office. This cuts out commuting times and time spent sitting in traffic, it means parents don’t have to find babysitters, and it allows people to have appointments without taking time off work. It also keeps your team of physicians and medical professionals in closer communication, since Dr. Grant is able to videoconference in while you’re working with a physical therapist. For people who live in rural areas, it provides a new option for accessing quality orthopedic care without having to travel long distances.
Is telemedicine the same quality of care?
Yes, telemedicine is simply a new way of meeting with the same medical team. You will still receive the same level of high-quality, kind, and attentive care from Albemarle Orthopaedics. The only difference is you can now do it from the convenience of your own home or office. If our staff determines it would be more effective to meet in person to address your specific concerns, we will work to find a time that works for your schedule.
How do I set up a telemedicine appointment?
We pride ourselves in being able to see patients within 48 hours of receiving a request. To schedule an appointment, call our office at (434) 817-7200. Once scheduled, you will be sent a link via email to download a simple video application. You will be able to use that application to participate in a videoconference with Dr. Grant from any smartphone, tablet, or computer from the comfort of your home or office. If we determine that an in-person consultation would be best for your situation, we will make arrangements for a standard office visit.
Is telemedicine secure?
The telemedicine software Dr. Grant uses is compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which lays out standards for guarding patient privacy, so you can rest assured that your conversations with Dr. Grant are secure and private.
Does insurance cover telemedicine appointments?
We accept most major insurance. Insurance coverage varies from plan to plan, but telemedicine consults are covered in the same way in-person consultations are. Regular copayments and coinsurances apply. We offer transparent pricing for self-pay patients and people with high-deductible plans; prices can be viewed at drwilliamgrant.com/pricing.
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