A team of board-certified rheumatologists are available to provide telemedical consultations to patients who have established care with D-H or who been referred to D-H by their primary care physician (PCP). The patient’s medical record and referral information is processed—as well as verification of insurance coverage for rheumatology telemedicine services—when an appointment is scheduled. Currently, the most common diagnoses we address through rheumatology telemedicine are arthritis (including rheumatoid arthritis) and fibromyalgia.
With telemedicine, we are able to provide high quality rheumatologic care that is efficient and of high-value for all of our patients. The diagnosis, treatment, and management of rheumatic diseases often requires frequent labs, radiology exams, and physical or occupational therapy, which creates an additional burden for patients. Rheumatology telemedicine enables patients to coordinate these needs closer to home and allows them to see a specialist locally, whether at a hospital or health center nearby, to receive convenient and comprehensive services.
Learn more about the Rheumatology Department at DHMC.