Preparing For Your Visit
Preparing for your visit
At Lazare Urology, we offer our patients the opportunity to take advantage of top-quality, high-end telehealth services. You can schedule an initial consultation, attend follow-up visits, and receive ongoing treatment support from the comfort of your own home. Telehealth prevents you from having to travel to a doctor’s office or spend time sitting in a waiting room. This provides privacy when dealing with personal and potentially sensitive issues and offers additional protection in dealing with the ongoing COVID pandemic.
Telehealth is particularly well-suited to addressing issues with the urinary tract and reproductive systems. Dr. Jonathan Lazare, a board-certified urologist based in Brooklyn, New York, and a renowned expert in men’s sexual health, is happy to offer telehealth services to his patients. Finding out more about urological conditions that can be diagnosed, managed, and treated through telehealth can benefit you and how to prepare for your visit with Dr. Lazare.
Preparing For A Telehealth With Our Urologist
- Add online appointments to your calendar.
- Try to use the best camera you can find.
- Test the camera in advance.
- Test the sound and video on your device.
- Use the best internet connection possible.
- Charge your device.
- Find a quiet space and adjust lighting.
Other than the technology, preparing for a telehealth visit is much the same as visiting a doctor in person. Steps to take in advance include:
- Make a list of your current symptoms, with details about when they started and severity;
- Detail past diagnostic tests or treatments and any medications you are taking;
- Jot down questions you want to ask;
- Consider your goal in terms of treatments;
- Be thorough in filling out your medical history and providing the doctor with information about your diet, hobbies, and anything else that might be vital to your visit.
What are the Benefits of Telemedicine?
Telemedicine offers many advantages—particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Among other things, the advantages of telehealth include:
- No need to worry about transportation;
- No need to take time off from work;
- More flexibility in scheduling;
- Better options for group participation (spouse, family, etc); and
- You still get top-quality urologic care, including access to specialists.
Can a Telemedicine Appointment Work for Urology?
Yes. Urology is a comprehensive field. It is the branch of medicine that is focused on the male/female urinary system as well as the male reproductive system. There are a number of different urologic issues that are well-suited for telehealth services, including initial diagnostic questions, follow-up care, wound healing, medication-related issues, and quality of life matters.
What Types of Urologic Conditions are Suited for Telemedicine?
A wide range of different urology issues can be dealt with, at least partially, through telemedicine. In fact, many new patients start with a telemedicine urologic appointment. Whether you have questions or concerns about non-emergency urinary tract infections (UTIs), peyronie’s disease (PD), prostate inflammation, urinary reflux, erectile dysfunction, or other male sexual matters, an experienced urologist can provide guidance and support in a confidential setting.
Note: To be clear, some urologic conditions require a physical examination by an experienced urologist. If you are unsure if a physical appointment is necessary in your case, please contact us for help.
Are Telehealth Services Still Covered By Insurance?
Yes. Medicare Part B and Medicaid (in New York State) provide coverage for telehealth services. In addition, most private market individual health insurance plans and employer-based health insurance plans provide coverage for reasonable and necessary telemedicine services. If you have specific questions about insurance coverage, our team of professionals can help.
Will My Private Health Information Be Kept Safe in a Telemedicine Appointment?
Yes. The security of your private, sensitive health information is of the utmost importance. At Lazare Urology, our practice provides confidential telehealth services to patients. We are in full compliance with the privacy rule of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). A telemedicine appointment is always completely confidential.
Contact Us Today for Help
To find out more about erectile dysfunction and treatment options, call or contact Dr. Lazare and book a telemedicine appointment There are no other national websites offering these types of visits with an experienced, board-certified urologist. Take the first step and reach out today.
— Model, not actual patient