Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 virus, we are trying to minimize the need for you and your family to travel outside of your home to limit its spread.
We now have ability to conduct appointments with your cardiologist via virtual visit using a technology called TeleHealth.
What Is TeleHealth Services?
TeleHealth Services can be used for most existing patients as well as some new patients.
The use of TeleHealth Services will allow you to be virtually seen by your cardiologist from the comfort of your home while minizing the risk of you getting infected with COVID-19.
How Do I Access TeleHealth Services?
Currently, the following methods can be used for TeleHealth Services:
- APPLE – Apple FaceTime for all iPhones, iPads, Mac computers
- GOOGLE – Google Duo for all Android phones, Chromebook and Microsoft Windows based Chrome browser
- MICROSOFT – Microsoft Skype (all platforms)
- DOXY.ME – Doxy.me telemedicine (any device with a camera)
When meeting with your cardiologist using Apple, Google or Microsoft platforms, please use our TeleHealth Services handle: BCcardioNJ@gmail.com
When meeting with your cardiologist using Doxy.me, please use one of the following:
How Long Do I Have to Use TeleHealth Services?
Our practice is following the US Center for Disease Control (CDC) Guidelines. The use of TeleHealth Services will remain in effect until further notice.
Is the Office Open?
Yes, our office is open will and will remain open to take care of urgent patient matters when our cardiologists determine that adequate assessment cannot be done via TeleHealth.
Some, but not all new patients, may also be seen virtually on a case-by-case basis by our cardiologists.
What Is Virtual Appointment?
Virtual appointments are just like your routine appointment but you do not have to leave your home.
It allows us to deliver high-quality care to all our patients without unnecessarily risking your health due to COVID-19.
Making Your Next Appointment
Your virtual office visit will be scheduled just like your in-office visit with a date and time.
Our medical assistant will call you 15 minutes before your scheduled virtual appointment and go over the demographic information and your current list of medications.
Upon completion of these routine tasks, your cardiologist will call you directly via the application of your choice and conduct the visit.
TeleHealth is currently available on Apple (Facetime), Google (Duo), Microsoft (Skype) and Doxy.me.
How to Set Up Apple FaceTime
- If you have any Apple device connected to internet, simply launch the Facetime application and follow the on-screen instructions
- You can find more information and support through the Apple website here (external link to Apple)
How to Set Up Google Duo
- Some Android phones may have Google Duo pre-installed
- If you do not see it on your phone, you can download it for free from “Google Play” store, directly from your device
- You can also setup Google Duo from a Chromebook or Microsoft OS using Chrome browser but you will need to create a free GMAIL account with Google
- For more information about setting up Google Due from a computer, please click here (external link to Google)
How to Set Up Microsoft Skype
- Skype can be downloaded on any device for free
- For detailed instructions, please click here (external link to Microsoft)
How to Set Up Doxy.me
- Doxy.me can be accessed via desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone
- No download is required. To access your doctor, type your doctor’s name in the following format in your URL bar