Schedule Telemedicine Appointment
|The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has quickly changed our daily lives and Dr Petros Efthimiou is doing everything he can to help during this public health crisis.|
As part of our office’s ongoing efforts to help contain the spread of COVID-19, we are now offering Telemedicine (video) visits with Dr Petros Efthimiou, as an alternative to office visits. To schedule, you can follow the link on this page and request a video visit.
|What is a Telemedicine visit?|
A telemedicine/telehealth visit is similar to an office visit, only instead of traveling to see your doctor you can video conference with him from your home. Dr Efthimiou can assess symptoms, order labs (drawn at your neighborhood lab), make a diagnosis, recommend treatment, and send prescriptions electronically to your pharmacy. Additionally, Dr Efthimiou can be available for a second opinion and educate patients about their condition.
Many commercial insurances and Medicare reimburse patients for telemedicine. In New York State there is parity between in-person and telehealth visits. Laboratory tests and medications are covered by the patient’s insurance. Our office will assist patients getting reimbursed, according to their insurance companies’ Out-of-Network (OON) coverage policies, by submitting the claim to your insurance with the help of a professional medical biller.