The COVID-19 pandemic has created situations when it has not been safe to conduct in-person treatments for individuals who have tested positive with COVID-19. The health, safety and well-being of all patients are very important to me; therefore, there are times when using a telehealth/telemedicine platform (much like Zoom) allow patient care to continue. Although, as a designated essential worker and business, I continue to see patients in the office, using my telehealth feature allows me to “see” and converse with patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 or who are unable to come into the office due to a handicap or living long distances from the office. My HIPPA-compliant form of medicine is extremely valuable in allowing me to prescribe and recommend solutions for pressing health issues.
My passion and commitment is helping you in both good and hard times. Even within challenging circumstances, it is essential that you maintain the progress you’ve made so that you continue to get support for your overall health during these stressful times. Your treatment works best with consistency and momentum. Now, more than ever, we all need support.
To allow you to successfully continue your course of treatment without losing ground, I am introducing new online treatment options via telehealth. If you haven’t been in for a while and just feel the need for extra support, these options are for you too. I am here for you during the Coronavirus pandemic, and beyond.
What is Telehealth?
According to the American Telemedicine Association (ATA), telehealth (or telemedicine) is defined as technology-enabled health and care management that extends beyond capacity and access. In other words, it is healthcare that can be provided through technology that overcomes certain limitations, like the inability to receive care face-to-face, for example. While telehealth has been around for a long time, it has recently grown in popularity during the emergence of COVID-19.
Virtual Telehealth Consultations
Traditional Chinese Medicine includes much more than just acupuncture. Using the same expertise that I bring to you in person, I now offer customized and effective home treatment options drawn from the powerful toolbox of Chinese Medicine and my 20+ years’ experience treating families.
All you need is your laptop, iPad or phone! In these secure video visits, I will offer compassionate solutions such as :
- Stress and immune system management
- Tailored prescriptions for herbs and supplements
- Focused nutritional, diet and lifestyle recommendations
- Guided exercise and mindfulness practices, such as meditation and qi gong
- Customized self-acupressure and self-massage instruction
- Facial acupuncture support methods
These tools will keep you on track with your treatment course and help you stay strong during these uncertain times. It is possible that these visits will be reimbursed by your insurance. Here are the rates:
5-10 minutes initial consultation: Free (normally $36)
11-20 minutes: $45 (normally $76.50)
21+ minutes: $65 (normally $126)
I am offering one free consultation and orientation to all current and past patients so that you can learn how this format can support you. Space will be limited, so please schedule now. I want to help you through this!
Connect With Me – I’m Not Going Anywhere!
Please let me know how you’re doing and what you need from me. Please follow me for frequent updates, health tips, e-classes and videos to inspire and support you and your family. Read my blog on this website and follow my emails for my series on self-care strategies during the Coronavirus pandemic and beyond.
Many patients are be suffering from PTSD due to the long lockdowns and disturbing news developments, so as soon as I can resume Acupuncture Happy Hour, I will be offering stress-reduction mini treatments once again to help you deal with stressful issues. Keep checking back to see when Acupuncture Happy Hour will resume!
Dr. Mary Mees