• My doctor wants me to do a 'teleconference" checkup tomorrow instead of coming to the office

    Asked by BobsProstate on Thursday, March 26, 2020

    My doctor wants me to do a 'teleconference" checkup tomorrow instead of coming to the office

    I'm good with that, just wondering if it's going to be productive. I can do a phone call, or a video call if he wants, but they can't do blood tests over the phone line. I'm also wondering about the costs. Are they going to try to charge me for a full on office call for this? Has anyone done this?

    6 Answers from the Community

    6 answers
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      I have noticed a few ads on TV around here from some of the larger facilities in Nashville offering that. I'm not sure about it. I'm sure there are things that would work just fine. But, they can't do an ultrasound over the phone, can't look down my throat, or do anything that I would likely need. So for me, it wouldn't work.

      8 months ago
    • MyLungCancer's Avatar

      If they could figure out a way to give treatment remotely that would be great. After my trip to my oncology clinic yesterday I don't care if I go again until this is over.

      8 months ago
    • Whitey61's Avatar

      Ok for some treatment, I have 2 coming up...urology consult to see how I'm doing , just questions and a urinalysis I can provide thru my PCP, eye appointment with retina specialist I had surgery 3 months ago, I have questions and illustrations that will show my post op position to her...my next cancer infusion is May 5, trying to wean me off anyway, maybe delay it few weeks?, If not, told me they will bring me in private entrance to clinic so I'm not passing thru the entire Hospital...there is a charge I'm told for telehealth but at reduced appt.fee.

      8 months ago

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