Telemedicine e-Visits for International Patients and Domestic Patients in Distant LocationsBadia Hand to Shoulder Center (BHSC), which emphasizes patient and physician education alike, announced that it has developed a robust HIPAA compliant telemedicine program dedicated to making first initial consultations and follow-up visits more accessible to domestic patients outside the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area, and to international patients worldwide, especially but not limited to, those from the Caribbean and Latin America countries.
This state-of-the-art telemedicine e-visit platform allows leading hand and upper extremity surgeon Alejandro Badia, M.D, F.A.C.S. to consult new patients in remote or distant regions far away from the Doral center. This means that patients can communicate in a two-way, real-time communication with the Doral office through video conferencing right from the convenience of their home or office.
To coordinate a telemedicine e-visit appointment simply call (305)227-4263 or fill out the quick request form found on this page. One of BHSC team members will contact you personally to address your request and coordinate an appointment date and time for the video conference.
“Being away from our offices at Doral is no longer a barrier for establishing initial consultations,” said Dr. Alejandro Badia, Founder of BHSC. “Telemedicine brings us closer to those new patients in distant locations so that they can tell us about their conditions and share images and pictures directly with us,” added Dr. Badia.
Telemedicine also comes handy to international patients traveling to Miami for treatment/surgery, because for a fraction the cost of typically incurred in travelling expenses, they can do follow-up e-visits. In a nutshell, Telemedicine reduces the need to multiple visits to South Florida reducing hotel expenses, scheduling delays, and time spent in waiting room to be attended.
BHSC uses Zoom
BHSC uses Zoom for Healthcare video conferencing (HIPPA compliance), This enables patients to do FaceTime-like video conferencing for virtual care directly with Dr. Alejandro Badia. A link to the Zoom video conference virtual visit will be provided after the appointment has been scheduled. Just one click on the hyperlink and you will enter the video conference virtual visit. All you need is a computer or laptop with a camera and microphone. Zoom is compatible with Windows, MAC or tablet.
ABOUT ALEJANDRO BADIA, M.D, F.A.C.S.
Alejandro Badia, MD, FACS is a hand and upper extremity orthopedic surgeon Founder of Badia Hand to Shoulder Center in Doral, a fully integrated clinical facility for the upper limb also encompassing the Surgery Center at Doral, rehabilitation and an MRI imaging facility. More recently, Dr. Badia inaugurated OrthoNOW, the first immediate orthopedic urgent care center in south Florida, which is staffed by surgeons from the International Orthopedic Group (IOG); a group of surgeons from lower extremity, upper limb and spine subspecialties. #AskDrBadia