Doctors are encouraging there patients to continue practicing preventative health by seeing there primary doctors for check-ups and refills. This is a problem now with stay at home orders are being extended till at least mid-May. Health care providers see this issue and are getting creative with providing care. Some things that they are implementing include providing doctor visits over-the-phone and virtual doctor visits.
Over-the-Phone Doctor Visits
Doctor office's understand that Medicare beneficiaries are one of the vulnerable classes that can be effected by Covid-19, and they are making over the one calls available for check-ups and refills for there patients. Check in with your doctor's office to confirm that this is a possibility, but its a big trend that is happening across the Las Vegas Valley.
Virtual Doctor Visits
Some might not like the idea of describing conditions over the phone and would rather see the doctor face-to-face. A compromise to this is virtual doctor visits that allow the doctor and patient to talk to one another over video chat. This is becoming very popular and is offered by EVERY Medicare Advantage plan in Southern Nevada. Check with your Insurance carrier and see what the steps are for that virtual doctor visit.
With stay at home orders in place, and with the need for continuing preventative health, these resources are available to you. Check with your Insurance carrier for more details, or send us a message. We deal with every plan in Southern Nevada, and are able to assist in any questions. No one should have to go without getting the care that they need.