Tips for Your Virtual Visit
Dr. Madhureeta Achari wants to insure the same high-quality care that you would get by coming in for a visit. By taking a few minutes to prepare, you can set yourself up for a successful Virtual Visit. Here is a quick checklist to make sure are prepared for your Virtual Visit.
Use the device with the best camera: Virtual Visits work best when your doctor can see you clearly. Try a practice video call with a friend or family member to be sure of the quality.
Place your device’s camera at eye level: Sit eye-level with your camera so you can make eye contact with Dr. Achari.
Test the sound on your device: Most devices have a built-in microphone and speaker system. Try a test video call with a family member or friend, making sure the other person can hear you and that you can hear them.
Plug in your device for power and check your Internet connection.
If you own a blood-pressure cuff, sport watch or FitBit, be sure to have it with you, so that Dr. Achari can record your vitals.
Choose a quiet space that is well-lit: Find a quiet space with room to stand up and move around, where you will not be interrupted. It is important that you feel comfortable and have privacy to discuss your health concerns, so you are less likely to be distracted during the visit. Before you begin your visit, check the lighting. Try turning on overhead lights or closing blinds and drapes to reduce background light.
Also, please wear pants. ;)
Take a minute or two before starting the visit to write down any questions you may have for your doctor, this way you will be sure to get the most out of your virtual visit.