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Do you have any tips on how to wrap up the visit?

It's helpful to summarize a few things: the patient’s current condition, any medication changes and why certain medications are important. Try having the patient repeat back to you their understanding of the above. It's also beneficial to ensure the patient understands the follow-up plan and any next steps they need to take.

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Do you have any tips for the virtual physical exam?

There many pieces of the physical exam that can be done virtually: First, observe if someone is anxious-appearing, speaking comfortably or using accessory muscles. For the HEENT exam, observe conjunctiva, lips for swelling, nasal flaring, and any visible neck masses. For the respiratory exam, observe inspiratory effort, work of breathing and accessory muscle use. You

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Are there any helpful hints to keep in mind during the visit?

Simply mirror your in-office structure and keep the rhythm you're used to. It's helpful to get a sense of the patient’s goal for the visit so you ensure this is addressed. Additionally, speak a little bit slower as it may be harder for patients to understand you via a video call, particularly if there are

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How can I best prepare for a virtual visit?

Here are some things you can do to ensure the video visit runs smoothly: Abstract the patient visit beforehand. It will save time and provide focus. Set the scene. Make sure you use a HIPAA-friendly background, proper lighting, and keep the light in front of you. For instance, avoid sitting in front of windows which

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