General Information and “Informed Consent”:
Before we get started, please read this important information for you to be aware of with telemedicine appointments. If you prefer to do in-person appointments, that is an option. Please discuss this with Dr. Little-Cooper.
Benefits of telehealth:
– Less risk of exposure to illnesses such as COVID
-Talk to your provider from anywhere, even your home
Potential risks/downsides of telehealth:
– Your provider cannot examine you as closely as at an office visit – we don’t know if mistakes are more common. There are also some times your provider may still recommend an in-person visit.
– The visit may feel different not being in the same room together. – Technical issues/interruptions
– There is a very small chance that someone could use technology to hear or see your telehealth visit. We use a secure platform to try to prevent this.
– Have your visit in a private place, so other people cannot hear you.
– Use an internet network that is private and secure.
To connect with Dr. Little-Cooper:
Dr. Little-Cooper uses Doxy.me or Doximity to connect for telehealth visits.
The website to connect is: https://doxy.me/dlittlecooper
If Doxy.me is not working, then Dr. Little-Cooper will send you a text via Doximity. If it still doesn’t work, Dr. Little-Cooper will call you at your appointment time.
Care and Feeding of Doxy (aka Troubleshooting):
If you are not connected within 15 minutes of your appointment time, please call 319-569-6008.
– Try turning your device off and back on again. Seriously – just trust me.
– Doxy likes Chrome and Firefox best
– Doxy needs access to your camera and your microphone.
– Doxy doesn’t like to share your microphone and camera with other apps or things open in your browser.
– Help is available from http://firstname.lastname@example.org/11. They are more helpful than your doctor is…at least with technological issues.