Dear Patient,

 

Your health is our priority and as of April 2020 we are offering Telehealth/Telemedicine services!

In keeping up with new government guidelines, we are limiting patients that come in for in-office appointments.

We have upgraded our computers and servers to allow state of the art Telehealth/Telemedicine care


WHAT is Telehealth/Telemedicine?

Telehealth is a digital health solution that connect established patient and our office through telecommunication technologies: digital online text portal telephone remote monitoring and/or video imaging

It can be used in addition to traditional in-person care delivery for healthcare.

 

WHEN should we use Telehealth?

When you need to contact your physician regarding any health information, current diagnosis,

tests and lab results, prescription management, follow-up care, treatment, education and chronic care management

 

WHY Telehealth?

   There are Benefits of Telehealth (especially during this crisis) include:

  • No travel costs or hassles

  • More convenient from comfort of your home with reduced wait time

  • Better patient experience

  • Less health risk of spreading or contracting infectious disease

 

WHERE are Telehealth/Telemedicine links?

Using any of the telehealth links allows patient consent for listed services:

Telehealth/Telemedicine services available include Televisit, Telephone, Digital, Text or Email. 

  1. Televisit (audio/video communication)

  2. Online digital visits

  3. Remote evaluation of pre-recorded patient information

  4. Remote patient physiologic monitoring (chronic/principal care)

  5. Interprofessional Consultations (digital)

  6. Telephone service

 

WHO will pay for visits?

  • Many insurance companies will pay for Telehealth service subject to normal copay and deductible

  • If not covered however patients often choose to pay out of pocket

  • Typical Fees (cash) usually range between $50 to $125 

 

HOW to connect for an Online TELEVISIT or TELEPHONE Appointment?

 

1. APPOINTMENT CHANGES DURING THE COVID-19 EMERGENCY RESTRICTIONS

  • Patients will be asked to create a new "TELEVISIT" or "TELEPHONE" appointment.

  • Use of Telehealth Visits implies given patent consent to receive Telehealth services 

  • "TELEVISIT" Appointment can be done with your computer or with any smart device or smartphone

2. TELEVISIT Appointment Instructions (pick any of the following)

  • PATIENT PORTAL (requires computer and camera, enter username/password)

  • HEALOW APP (any smart device, enter username/password)

  • Text message (SMS) is EASY (no username/password needed)

    • Simply press link on your phone to connect you directly

  • If above not possible, we can communicate by phone line as well 

 

3. TELEVISIT Appointment Day 

  • Once the TELEVIST appointment is scheduled we will send you a Confirmation email

  • 15 minutes before TELEVISIT appointment time you will receive a Reminder email and SMS Text message

  • You may press on the link sent by SMS Text or Email message to connect you to our office

  • You may have to enter answer a questionnaire and enter a weight, blood pressure or heart rate 

4. TELEPHONE Appointment (including Digital, Online, Portal, Email) 

  • Our nurse will call you to obtain your vitals (BP and Heart Rate, Weight)

  • Inform our staff of any items you may have forwarded to our office for physician review. 

  • Phone call visit have limitations and please allow two (2) hours block time for your appointment.

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  • 5. GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Please visit our updated website at www.drkenshah.com  for more information

  • Patients who prefer to come in the office may still do so (on certain days) 

  • Testing is still available during the week. 

  • Device Clinic appointments are mostly on 2nd Thursday afternoons (Year 2022) 

This would apply to anyone who has a pacemaker, loop recorder or cardiac defibrillator

Remote home monitoring data can be forwarded to us and reviewed during your appointment. 

Please keep a diary of your vitals (blood pressure, heart rate, weight, temperature)

  • TELEVISIT or TELEPHONE appointments can be schedule by calling our office. 

 

We request your understanding as we get through this process and new changes

Your trust, patience and support will help us continue to provide the best healthcare to our patients

Wishing everyone good health to you and your family,

 

Dr. Kenneth J. Shah MD

Vascular Institute of Southern Nevada

 

 

Websites of Interest:

Medical Practice Website: www.drkenshah.com

Patient Portal: https://health.eclinicalworks.com/drkenshah)

Immunize Nevada: https://immunizenevada.org/community/immunization-records

Nevada State Lockbox Info (Living Will Healthcare Directive):

 https://www.nvsos.gov/sos/online-services/nevada-lockbox

Health District: https://www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/
Trackers (can link to Patient Portal or Healow APP)

www.ihealthlabs.com   BP device named “Feel” or “View”

Fitbit

www.alivecor.com (ECG recording) or most recent models for Apple or Samsung ECG watches