Video visits (Telemedicine)

In many cases, primary care and hormone therapy visits with Dr. Maddie Deutsch can be conducted using a computer for a video visit.  This process involves using a videoconferencing technology (like "Skype" or "Facetime"), and allows you to have a doctor visit in the privacy of your own home, office, car, etc...  Video visits allow you to avoid the time and expense associated with traveling to San Francisco.  Most insurance plans are required by California law to cover these visits as they would for an in-person visit.  Medicare currently does not cover telemedicine/video visits.

Requirements:

  • Computer with a webcam
  • High speed internet access
  • A quiet and private place
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Must be located in California at the time of the telemedicine encounter

 

More information can be found here: videovisit.ucsf.edu