When you can’t make it to our office
We know it can be sometimes be a challenge to come in for appointments – even when you’re desperate for help. And the challenge has become especially difficult during the current COVID-19 pandemic that is impacting all of our lives.
At the same time, you really should get the relief and treatment you need as soon as reasonably possible.
Fortunately, we have a way to stay on top of managing your foot and ankle care when you are physically unable to come to our office, or prefer not to:
Whether you’re constrained by illness or quarantine, no transportation, scheduling conflicts, or any other reason, a telemedicine appointment may allow you to still receive expert insight and analysis from a foot and ankle specialist.
What is telemedicine?
Telemedicine is when our office uses video conferencing to provide clinical services to you, wherever you may be. An in-person visit is not required.
Essentially, this allows Dr. Yakel to conduct a visual inspection of your foot or ankle through video, communicate directly with you, and provide answers to questions – all while you remain in the comfort and safety of your own home.
At the Colorado Center for Podiatric Sports Medicine, we use Doxy.me as our telemedicine platform. We find it provides our patients with an easy experience.
Here’s how it works:
- You schedule a telemedicine appointment through our office.
- We send you a link to our virtual waiting room.
- You click on this link when it is time for your appointment (on the device you want to use), enter your name on the screen, and click “check in.”
And that’s it! When you check in, Dr. Yakel will see you are ready, and the call will begin when he is fully prepared as well.