VIRTUAL VISITS

What is Telemedicine?

Telemedicine is the use of audio and video technology to provide care for patients at a distance. Doxy.me is a simple and secure telemedicine solution. It was expertly designed to ensure use is as easy as possible. There are many benefits to using telemedicine. The biggest, is the convenience of meeting with me from the comfort of your home or office. 

Checking in for Your Telemedicine Session

Prior to your first video session, please take a moment to review the instructions below, which contain helpful tips introducing you to the world of telemedicine. 

Telemedicine Q & A


Q: Is this platform secure?
A: This platform uses state of the art security and encryption that is HIPAA compliant. No data is ever recorded or stored.

Q: What type of equipment will I need?
A: To have a video session, all you need is a computer or mobile device with a good internet connection. 

Q: Do I need to download an app?
A: There are no downloads, no account registrations, and no passwords (thank goodness)! All you need to do is follow the instructions in the picture above, or click "Start a telemedicine call with Dr. Bruce Hoffen." You will be linked to my virtual waiting room. 

Q: What do I need to connect for an online appointment?
A: You will need a video camera, microphone, and headphones (optional) for better audio clarity. You will need Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. You may also use Android or iOS devices. Be sure to review the Patient Flyer above for additional details. 

 

Fees

If you are enrolled in Medicare you are temporarily covered under the Medical Waiver 1135 effective March 2020.

$75.00 for 15 minutes for other patients .