24 March 2020 -Adoption of the North Georgia Internal Medicine Telehealth and Portal

Starting immediately, in order to best serve you during this constantly changing COVID-19 situation around the world, North Georgia Internal Medicine will be making the following changes for the current time period:

  1. All office visits will be converted to telehealth visits

  2. All physical examinations will be converted to telehealth office visits if you are receiving medications

  3. All physical examinations for those with no concerns or medications will be placed on pause until a later date

  4. All sick visits or acute care visits will start as telehealth - the provider will decide if the patient needs to be seen in person during the virtual visit

  5. Please note that all patients with current appointments will be contacted by our office with further instructions

Due to the rapidly evolving situation, we are STRONGLY REQUESTING that all patients adopt our portal in order to best serve you in a timely manner. The portal is easy to locate at our website www.ngimed.com. This includes requests for appointment (live or telehealth), medical questions, refills on medications, access to labs and radiology reports, and billing questions. This is critical since your provider (and/or office personnel) might be responding from the office, or on some occasions, from their home. We NEED all of our patients (or a family member) to set up an account today by creating a username and password. Please take a moment to do this right NOW. There is no requirement to complete any medical history at this time. This will be your primary way to communicate with the office for any needs during this time period.

If you have any difficulty setting up your portal account or have questions on using any of the features we are here to help walk you through this simple process from 8AM-4PM everyday (closed for lunch 12-12:30PM) with dedicated staff at 678-494-4450.

Thank you in advance,

Your family at North Georgia Internal Medicine and North Georgia Osteoporosis Center -

Bram Wieskopf, MD

Thomas O'Barr, MD

Mandi Fowler, PA-C

Elizabeth Vandel, PA-C

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