During the Covid19 Pandemic, we are offering Telemedicine in order to deliver quality care while protecting our patients and staff. The process is simple. Below you’ll find information about how it works, including how to schedule an appointment and what you need to do and know before your visit. Please be sure to read about how to prepare for your virtual office visit.
How a Virtual Visit Works
First, you need to make an appointment, either by calling one of our offices, or submitting a request for an appointment (the online form is below). Here are our phone numbers:
803-771-7506 (Columbia office)
843-407-2030 (Florence office)
Once you’ve scheduled a virtual visit, our physician will call you at the appointed time (or as close to that time as possible) and will video conference with you via your phone or laptop. Any prescription(s) needed will be sent to your pharmacy electronically. Many insurance companies cover Telemedicine.
How to Prepare for Your Virtual Visit
Insurance and Consent
Please read the following Telemedicine Consent:
The patient verified his or her identity by date of birth and verbally consented to have the evaluation and management of their condition though Telemedicine (via FaceTime or Google Duo). The patient was advised that although the virtual exam is not HIPPA compliant, HIPPA has been waived during the COVID-19 outbreak Health Crisis during a state of National Emergency. The patient understands that, in compliance with the new federal guidelines, his or her insurance carrier will be billed as an in-office visit.