To our Princeton Spine & Joint Center Family:
- Antibody testing will let you know if you have been exposed to COVID-19 and developed antibodies to the virus.
- The test is being funded by the government and won’t cost you even a copay.
- It is helpful for you to know your status to help make informed decisions as we all navigate these uncertain times.
- If you are interested in being tested, please give our office a call and we will be happy to explain it and arrange it for you.
Our offices continue to remain open for patients needed to be seen in person and we continue to perform procedures in appropriate and urgent situations. At the same time, we are trying to help minimize the need for in-person visits by scheduling Telehealth visits. The national and NJ state government, as well as our governing medical bodies have all actively encouraged this approach and we heartily endorse it. Telehealth is covered by insurances and patients will not have out of pocket expenses with them. Telehealth can be used for a host of reasons: It is a good resource for normal appointments that don’t require and in depth physical examination or an injection. It can also be used to review and enhance your home exercise routines. In this difficult time, doing your home exercises (and doing them correctly) has never been more important. Our doctors can help you review, advance, and perfect those. And, finally, smaller issues can and should be addressed using Telehealth with the hopes of resolving them before they become larger issues that might necessitate an in-person visit. Let us help you with smaller aches and pains now to help reduce traffic in the office later.
Again, Telehealth is not going to be appropriate for everyone or for all visits which is why we are staying open to see all patients who need to be seen in the office, in person. However, if we use this Telehealth intelligently, we can help people stay healthier at home and stop small problems in their tracks before they become bigger ones.
For Telehealth, we are utilizing a well-known HIPAA compliant for patient privacy, established platform: Doxyme for our Telehealth platform. Your Telehealth visit using this platform will be either from your computer equipped with a camera or from your cell phone. You must have a camera on your computer to have a Telehealth visit with Doxyme.
Once your Telehealth appointment is scheduled with our office, you will receive an email with a link to your Telehealth appointment. Please arrive for your Telemedicine appointment 10 minutes early to ensure technical issues are not a barrier to a smooth Telehealth expereince.
The Doxyme platform must be used with google chrome or firefox web browser. Please click on this link for instructions on what you need to do to check in to your telehealth visit: https://youtu.be/yJf9N9sjDLI
These have been difficult weeks and will be difficult times to come. We hope you and your families are coping as well as possible. While no crystal ball exists, we know that we must stay positive, supportive and healthy to get through this together, and that is what we intend to do — together. If you have concerns or questions during these trying times, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.