Telehealth is a Medicare initiative that allows doctors and patients to communicate remotely using online tools like your PC and Skype.
Our practice understands that it is not always easy to travel to see us, so in certain circumstances, we can offer ‘remote patients’ an online consultation. This is usually more suited to follow-up consultations.
For initial consultations we generally recommend a face-to-face meeting. A new patient initial online consultation can sometimes be appropriate, however this must be considered on a case by case basis. Also, a further meeting will be required in person prior to any surgical procedure.
If you have a computer with camera, microphone, speakers and a reasonable internet connection, you have all that you need.
Setting up a Skype account is free and takes a minute – go to:
If you are interested in arranging a consultation online call our practice.