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Telehealth Specialist

Vascular Vein Centers

Vascular Vein Centers located in Orlando, East Orlando, Kissimmee, Lake Mary, Davenport/Haines City, The Villages

Thanks to telehealth at Vascular Vein Centers, it’s possible to discuss medical issues with your physician, review diagnostic tests, and monitor the progress of treatment from the comfort of your own home. Our board-certified vein specialists offer telehealth appointments. To schedule a telehealth appointment at the practice in Orlando, East Orlando, Kissimmee, Lake Mary, Davenport/Haines City, The Villages, call the nearest office today or schedule online by clicking the link at the top of this page.

Teleheatlh Q & A

What is telehealth?

Telehealth, sometimes referred to as Virtual Visits, is the use of telecommunication technologies, such as smartphones, tablets and computers, to provide care when you are not able to be in the same location as your providers.  If you have a telephone or device with internet access, you already have the tools necessary to schedule a telehealth appointment. Telehealth appointments can be scheduled at your convenience and conducted from anywhere.

Telehealth

Preparing for your telehealth appointment

Before your Vascular Vein Centers telehealth appointment:

  • Select a well-lit location
  • You will be asked to show Photo ID
  • Wear loose shorts- we will ask you to show us areas of concern on your legs
  • Complete online registration - a link will be emailed 24 hours before your appointment
  • Copays, benefits and deductibles apply for Telehealth visits and will be collected at time of service
  • If you have a referral from your physician, please have it for the visit
  • For your safety, you should never host your visit while driving

What happens during a telehealth appointment?

At Vascular Vein Centers, our vein specialists use telehealth appointments to:

Discuss medical issues

At Vascular Vein Centers, the providers tailor telehealth appointments to each individual’s needs. Still, most appointments follow a basic structure. First, your provider asks about your symptoms and reviews your medical history. If you experience medical issues like swollen feet, leg cramps, or slow-healing ulcers, it’s important to identify the underlying cause. Without proper diagnosis and treatment, these issues increase the risk of potentially serious complications.

Afterward, they conduct an exam. During this part of the appointment, you might have to point the camera on your smartphone or computer at your legs or feet so your provider can get a good look at your veins and skin.

If you’re experiencing any unusual symptoms or have questions, make sure to speak up. Once your provider gathers the necessary information, they can determine the next best steps.

If there is a need, a diagnostic ultrasound imaging of your veins and blood flow will be prescribed and will aid in final diagnosis. If prescribed during the Telehealth encounter with your medical provider, you will receive a phone call and be scheduled for an in-person diagnostic venous ultrasound.

Review diagnostic tests

Sometimes physical observation isn’t enough to diagnose vascular health problems. If your provider prescribes diagnostic testing like a doppler ultrasound, they can review the results with you during a telehealth visit.

Monitor the progress of vein treatment

Certain vein treatments, like sclerotherapy, require a series of appointments spaced over several weeks or months. Instead of visiting the nearest practice location for each checkup, your Vascular Vein Centers provider can monitor your progress over telehealth.

Are vein treatments conducted over telehealth?

No. Telehealth is an amazing technology, but certain procedures are still performed in the office. If your provider determines that you’re a candidate for vein treatment, you’ll have to visit the nearest practice location for one (or multiple) appointments.

If you have a busy schedule or lack access to transportation, let the administrative staff know when scheduling your appointment. If possible, they book your initial consultation and any future appointments through telehealth.

To learn more about the benefits of telehealth, make an appointment at Vascular Vein Centers by calling the nearest office today or scheduling online.

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