Learn how to participate in a telemedicine visit.
Physicians at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic are now offering orthopedic telemedicine in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Amidst widespread uncertainty, business closures, and restrictions on community gatherings, telemedicine is an opportunity for patients to continue receiving care through a virtual “office visit” using their smartphone device. Through the online app “OrthoLive©,” patients are able to have a face-to-face encounter with any of our providers offering this service in order to continue their care.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted every aspect of our lives including healthcare. Our top priority is the well-being of our patients, our staff and providers, and the communities we serve throughout west Tennessee. While we are currently still seeing patients in our offices, telemedicine allows us to ‘see’ patients without requiring patients to travel to the doctor’s office. We are able to offer new evaluations, check in with patients after surgery, order therapy or additional tests, and review results from MRIs all through our smartphones. Technology certainly has limitations though this is the one way it increases convenience for patients, provides continuity of care, and helps keep our community safer.”
OrthoLive is available for free on both Apple and Android devices. Appointments are available immediately and can be scheduled using the OrthoLive app. You can also click here to get started. Or, learn more by downloading this tip sheet.
If you are unable to download the app, OrthoLive appointments can be completed using an internet browser (we call this an “emergency” visit). Learn more by downloading this “emergency” tip sheet to use when completing a computer-based visit.