The Alpine Center for Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism, PC
Endocrinology & Diabetes and Obesity Specialists located in Superior, CO
Telemedicine gives you the opportunity to maximize your health and wellness from your own home. At The Alpine Center for Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism, PC in Superior, Colorado, Sarah Sato, NP, and Christopher R. Fox, MD, offer virtual visits when appropriate to help you manage your health plan. Call today to find out more about what qualifies for telemedicine visits, or go ahead and use this website to schedule.
Telemedicine Q & A
What is telemedicine?
Telemedicine is a convenient alternative to in-office visits. When appropriate, telemedicine can be used for initial consultations or follow-up visits.
Telemedicine involves using electronic communication in real-time. This means you talk with your provider using video conferencing, audio communication, and sometimes text messaging via a tablet, computer, or cellphone. During this virtual appointment, you can review your health history with a professional, get questions answered, and receive treatment recommendations.
What types of medical issues can telemedicine treat?
The team at The Alpine Center for Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism, PC may suggest telemedicine for your initial visit. You can go over your health goals, concerns, lifestyle, and medical history without being in person.
You can also have follow-up visits via telemedicine. These may include checking in on a weight loss program, reviewing test results, or managing prescription medications. In-person visits are still best for certain screenings, and of course, for physical exams.
What are the benefits of telemedicine?
First and foremost, telemedicine visits offer you convenience. You don’t have to take the time to travel to the office and wait in the waiting room for your turn. The staff from The Alpine Center for Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism, PC is available right on your device, in the comfort of your home (or office).
If you have scheduling limitations or are caring for small children or people with disabilities, telemedicine allows you to still take care of your health while honoring your other duties.
Telemedicine also affords you the ability to easily socially distance if you’re concerned about gathering too much in public spaces. You don’t have to sit in a waiting room and come into contact with other patients or staff.
Are telemedicine visits private?
Telemedicine visits follow the same HIPAA privacy requirements as in-office visits. Your information is never shared with outside parties or accessible to others. We take your privacy very seriously.
If you’re interested in scheduling a telemedicine appointment, call the office for an appointment, or book one online.