Rheumatic conditions are both chronic and progressive, which means ongoing specialized care is needed to help you live your best life. Thanks to video visits, you can get that specialized care when and where it’s convenient for you.
Just like an office visit, video visits bring you face-to-face with a board-certified rheumatologist, a doctor who specializes in treating musculoskeletal and rheumatic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and gout.
During your appointment, your rheumatologist will listen to your health concerns and symptoms, ask questions to understand your medical history and work with you to create a tailored treatment plan. Video visits are billed the same as in-person visits.
Now is always the time to take care of yourself. Don’t wait. Easy access to quality rheumatology care is at your fingertips.
Through video visits, our expert team or rheumatologists can offer consultations, follow-ups and second opinions for a range of musculoskeletal and rheumatic conditions, including:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Joint pain
- Autoimmune myopathy/myositis
- Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR)
- Sjögren's syndrome
- Connective tissue disease
- Giant cell arteritis (temporal arteritis)
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Raynaud’s disease
- Call your rheumatology clinic and make an appointment at a time and on a date that works for you.
- Before your visit, download Google Duo, which is a free, simple, encrypted and high quality video app that works on computers and smart mobile devices. This is how you and your doctor will see each other face-to-face and work out a plan.
- Fill out this consent (PDF) and have it ready when your doctor calls you to start your appointment. This gives us the ability to use your information to coordinate care, treatment and more.
That’s it! Your rheumatologist will call you through Google Duo when your appointment time arrives.
No. Hands-on, in-person care is an important part of your treatment plan. Video visits just give you another way to conveniently and meaningfully connect with your rheumatologist. Your doctor will work with you to determine the right appointment type and frequency of visits.