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Online Medical Care

mouse-159568_640There are some conditions, situations and illnesses that are easily, conveniently and more practical to treat via online screening than on-site. Fort Myers Family Medicine is proud to offer online treatment of some basic medical conditions to new and established patients. We even treat visitors to Southwest Florida.

Minor Illnesses Treatable Online Via Updox

  • Respiratory illnesses
  • Bronchitis
  • Common colds
  • Coughs
  • Ear infections
  • Flu
  • Laryngitis
  • Sinus infections
  • Strep throat
  • Upper respiratory symptoms
  • Skin Conditions
  • Acne
  • Athlete’s Foot
  • Cold sores
  • Dry Skin
  • Impetigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Poison Ivy/Poison Oak
  • Rashes
  • Ringworm
  • Scabies
  • Shingles
  • Skin infections
  • Sunburn
  • Jelly Fish/Ray stings
  • Insect Bites
  • Herpes
  • Minor injuries-burns(minor)
  • Abrasions
  • Sprains and strains
  • Urinary tract infections

Online Visits are Safe

The American Academy of Family Physicians(AAFP) supports enhanced-access physician-patient interactions, including virtual/electronic visits or “e-visits” which occur over safe, secure, online communication systems, AAFP defines an e-visit as an evaluation and management service provided by a physician or other qualified health professional to an established patient using a web-based or similar electronic-based communication network for a single patient encounter.

What Else Can Be Done Online?

  • Request an Appointment
  • Request a Prescription Refill
  • Ask a Nurse
  • Review Your Recent LAB/X-Ray Reports
  • Request a Referral
  • Pay Bills Online
  • Update Patient Demographics
    (Tell us your new insurance, home address, phone numbers, e-mails.)

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Guidelines for e-visits:
  1. E-Visits are available only to established patients who have previously received care from the physician’s practice;
  2. The patient initiates the process, and agrees to e-visit service terms, privacy policy, and charge for receiving asynchronous care from a physician or other qualified health professional;
  3. Electronic communication occurs over a HIPAA – compliant online connection;
  4. An e-visit includes the total interchange of online inquiries and other communications associated with this single patient encounter;
  5. The physician appropriately documents the e-visit, including all pertinent communication related to the encounter, in the patient’s medical/health record;
  6. The physician or other qualified health professional has a defined period of time within which responses to an e-visit request are completed; and
  7. E-Visits should be a payable physician service.

(December AAFP 2008)