If needed., I will bring you in to be seen in person when appropriate.
I can prescribe antibiotics for infection
While phone consults are pretty good, video visits are fantastic. If you have someone you live with who can film you walk, we can even do gait examinations.
I am able to receive photos of your feet with circles drawn on the painful spots.
I can receive photos or even videos through my medical video software.
I provide my personal cell phone and email address for you to text me photos.
My best video meetings have been done through Apple phones or tablets with Facetime. But Webcams and Android phones work well too.
I provide written summaries and treatment plans to make sure eveything is clear for nearly every visit.
To be honest, when I started, I was not sure. But, with practice it is clear that a lot can be done:
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Remember, remote visits are not as good as being seen in person. Some things can be missed that are more easily seen in person . (As an example, skin redness indicating infection could be missed).
Any time you communicate through phones or text messages or email or video, there are possibilities of privacy being compromised. I cannot guarantee security or privacy of remote visit technologies. If you do not feel safe online using them, you may need to wait until the COVID 19 Pandemic has passed.
I suspect that after we have days or weeks of few or no new cases of COVID-19 in BC that we will be able to resume in- person visits.
I have lowered most fees at this difficult time and will dramatically reduce them further if you have no income coming in. Please let us know.
Virtual Visits: What can be done?
Dr. Adam Zanbilowicz DPM