Telemedicine services offered in Alexandria and Lansdowne, VA

Telemedicine makes it easier for you to get the health services you need. The team at CN Internal Medicine in Alexandria and Lansdowne, Virginia, offers telemedicine appointments to established patients. You only need a computer, smartphone, or tablet and internet access. You can even get a same-day virtual appointment. Call the office today or schedule your telemedicine appointment online.

Telemedicine Q&A

What is telemedicine?

Telemedicine is a medical service that allows you to get the healthcare you need without having to go to your health care provider’s office. Instead, you meet with your provider by way of a video chat or telephone call from a place that’s convenient and comfortable for you. CN Internal Medicine has a partnership with Privia™ Health, a health platform that helps connect patients with providers. They use the myPrivia™ app for telemedicine, so you need a computer, tablet, or smartphone and access to the internet to participate in this service.

When should I schedule a telemedicine appointment?

CN Internal Medicine offers telemedicine to established patients. They could recommend you schedule a virtual appointment for:

  • Urgent care
  • Routine follow-up visits
  • Chronic disease management
  • Medication management
  • Review of test results
  • Lifestyle coaching

The team can even treat common illnesses like sinus infections, the flu, or allergies through a telemedicine visit. The practice offers same-day virtual appointments.

How do I prepare for a telemedicine appointment?

In addition to the appropriate electronic device and internet access, the team requests you make sure your device has a webcam and microphone. They also suggest you go to a quiet, well-lit room for your virtual visit. Depending on the reason for your appointment, the team might request health information, including your weight, temperature, and/or blood glucose readings before or during your visit.

What can I expect during my telemedicine appointment?

You get an email from CN Internal Medicine just before your appointment containing a link to the check-in forms. The team requests you complete the required check-in steps before your appointment. This will include filling out a consent form, confirming your insurance, and making your co-pay payment. You then go to the virtual waiting room until your appointment time. You will hear an alert when your provider is available, and the “Join Visit” button will activate. After clicking the Join Visit button, you start your virtual visit. The details of your appointment will depend on your health needs. However, you can expect the same time and attention you’d get during a visit to the office. At the end of your visit, your provider adds instructions to your medical record, including advice for at-home care, prescriptions, or the need for an office visit for lab testing. Call CN Internal Medicine today or schedule your telemedicine appointment online.