JWM Neurology now offers Tele-Video Appointments during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Event. This enables our physicians to see patients “virtually” using any smartphone, tablet or laptop. Following are 10 frequently asked questions.
You will need a smartphone, tablet or laptop and a strong cellular or wifi connection (or hard-wired computer connected to the Internet).
It is very easy. Our staff and doctors have a lot of experience with many patients in your same situation. We do this every day and are happy to walk you through the process.
Call JWM Neurology at 317.308.2800 (toll-free 800.801.0262).
Once we set up your appointment, a JWM Neurology staff member will call you the day before your appointment to assist you with the smartphone platform your neurologist will use. Tele-video enables you and your neurologist to see each other via camera. They will also tell you how to call into the tele-video appointment. Be sure to answer your phone when you see a 317 or 765 phone exchange or “no caller ID” on your screen so you don’t miss our call. Our staff will also walk through some paperwork that will be required. Please have your driver’s license (or other photo I.D.) and insurance card handy.
Your neurologist will take a medical history. Please be prepared to answer questions about your medical condition and medications (including over-the-counter) you are taking. It’s always helpful to have a friend or family member present to take notes during your visit and assist you with any connectivity issues.
Please wear comfortable, looser-fitting clothing that would enable the neurologist to view your legs, ankles, arms, hands, etc. if necessary. (i.e., no tights or hosiery, leggings or tight-fitting jeans or pant legs).
Yes, these visits are covered just like an appointment in our office. They are subject to plan co-pays and deductibles.
This is a phone that also enables you to make phone calls, surf the Internet, check email and download apps. “Flip phones” are typically not smartphones and cannot be used for tele-video appointments.
The neurologist will call you back. If a connection cannot be made, don’t worry, as one of our staff members will contact you to reschedule the appointment.
Sometimes residents in these areas have trouble getting a good video connection on their smartphones. We will do our best make this work for you.