TeleHealth and TeleMedicine
Virtual Orthopedic Medical Visits in Atlanta
Now you can see a Doctor / Provider from the privacy & safety of your own home or office.
In response to the coronavirus outbreak, Jon Hyman, MD, PC, is now offering two options for patient appointments in-person and telehealth virtual visits.
Telehealth Virtual Visits
Our Telemedicine platform is safe, secure, private, and HIPAA compliant.
Did you know that over 80% of orthopedic issues can be diagnosed using telehealth virtual appointments? You can get the specialized orthopedic care you need, without risking your health.
- Be seen/treated from anywhere
- No travel time; no parking hassles
- Keep your distance from others without reducing your quality of care
- Review diagnostic tests such as x-rays and MRIs during a telehealth visit
- Scheduling is simple and easy
How it Works:
Call (770) 363-8770 to schedule your telehealth appointment with a specialist, or book online and a representative will be in contact.
Telemedicine and Telehealth are relatively new to Atlanta, Georgia, particularly in Orthopedics. Ours was the first orthopedic surgery practice to offer VIP concierge services to all patients regardless of cost, insurance reimbursement or ability to pay. In the wake of social distancing to provide safer care for our patients and the metro Atlanta community, we are pioneering options for patients to get the best orthopedic care, via promoting the best Telehealth practices and access to the best orthopedic surgeons. The Health Resources Services Administration defines telehealth as the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance clinical health care, patient and professional health-related education, public health and health administration. Technologies include videoconferencing, the internet, store-and-forward imaging, streaming media, and terrestrial and wireless communications. It is broader in scope than Telemedicine, which is usually limited to just clinical practice.
We ask all patients and their guests who have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, have been exposed to a person with the coronavirus, the flu or any other communicable disease, or have traveled to an area impacted by the coronavirus to reschedule their appointments or surgeries for at least 14 days.
Please understand that if you arrive for your appointment and are requested to reschedule, this is being done in the best interest of our staff, patients and the public.
We have posted signs in our offices and are following CDC recommendations for screening and management of patients. Staff members are asking all patients screening questions when they schedule and check in for their appointments. If you are at all concerned that you may have been exposed to or are infected with the coronavirus or any infectious disease, your best course of action is to seek care at your local hospital’s emergency department.
We also ask that patients do not bring visitors with them to their appointments unless the patient is a minor or requires assistance. No more than one visitor is to accompany each patient.
Our Providers will continue to closely monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak via the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The protocols are evolving, and we are working to mitigate any impact on our patients, community, staff, and providers.
Jon Hyman, MD
Second Opinion and Consultation
Dr. Hyman has a reputation of providing thorough and expert second opinion evaluations. He seeks to answer all your questions and teach you about things you may not have known to ask, so you leave feeling informed, re-assured and satisfied. Getting a second opinion is often a very valuable tool for patients, as it helps them feel more confident about the medical care they are getting, and more optimistic that they are 'on the right path' to their recovery. This is particularly important when considering surgery. Hip arthroscopy, knee surgery, shoulder surgery and non-surgical options generally are his specialty.
If you live in the Boston area, you may want to consider another source for online second opinions:
If you would like to see Dr. Hyman in Atlanta for a second opinion, please follow the 5 steps below.
Step 2. You will need to obtain and forward/send any of your previous relevant medical records/documents to Dr. Hyman's office, so that he can review them in advance of your appointment. That way, your appointment with him will be spent mostly evaluating you and educating you, as opposed to flipping through your paperwork.
You can contact your doctor‘s office to pick up/sign out:
- Any of your doctor’s office / chart notes
- Any Operative Reports of your surgery
- Any physical therapist notes (you may need to call your therapist)
- Any MRI/X-ray reports (should be included in the doctors notes)
- Any color pictures from any arthroscopic surgery that you may have already had (important)
- Any X-ray/MRI/CT scan films (if your doctor doesn't have them, the scanner facility may be able to reprint you a copy)
You may have to pick some of these things up at your doctor's office and deliver them if you are uncomfortable with mailing them and faxing them. Give your doctor's office a few days to get things ready for your pick-up.
Step 3. When you call to set up your appointment with Dr. Hyman (770) 363-8770, let them know it's a second opinion, so they can block out adequate time for your visit.
Step 4. If you have specific questions you would like Dr. Hyman to answer, include those in your email, from Step 1. above.
Step 5. Before you come in, confirm that all the materials you dropped off or had sent in were received. Don't assume.
Please contact Dr. Hyman's Medical Assistant, Katelyn, if you have any questions:
Phone: USA: 1+ 770-363-8770
All correspondences will be treated confidentially and with respect to HIPAA guidelines.
"HIPAA" is an acronym for the Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996 (August 21), Public Law 104-191, requiring:
- Improved efficiency in healthcare delivery by standardizing electronic data interchange
- Protection of confidentiality and security of health data through setting and enforcing standards