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Communicate Directly with the Doctor Before Your Surgery Abroad
Posted by skymedicus STAFF on 7/21/2017 3:22 PM | Last Modified: August 2, 2017
A common and very important question that some people have when they consider getting surgery abroad is:
“Will I be able to communicate with the doctor who will be performing my treatment?”
The absolute, definitive answer to this question is YES. You will certainly be able to communicate with the doctor before your surgery abroad.
In a moment, we’ll explain how the SkyMedicus team makes this happen. For now, let’s highlight some issues that you’ll likely want to discuss:
What to Discuss with Your Doctor Before Surgery Abroad
While you’ve probably done your fair share of research both online and offline, it’s likely that you have many unanswered questions regarding health issues and concerns; both in general, and those that relate specifically to your condition or objectives/goals.
Your doctor will need to review your health records to have a better understanding of your medical history, and other important details related to your condition and care. Sharing these health records is certainly part of the communication process.
You’ll also want to go over all procedure information so you clearly understand what will happen before, during and after surgery – then you can be fully prepared and on-track to recover as quickly and safely as possible.
You may also have questions about the hospital or facility where your treatment will take place. For example, you may want to know how many nurses are on staff 24/7, what the policy is regarding visitors, and so on. Asking them before you head abroad is both wise and necessary.
Contacting Your Doctor
Now that you know some (but certainly not all!) of the issues and topics that you can discuss with your doctor before your surgery abroad, the next step is to highlight where and how this communication takes place.
The “where” part is in the comfort, privacy and convenience of your own home, or anywhere else that you choose that has a secure internet connection – your private office at work, a relative’s home, etc.
The “how” is through the SkyMedicus’ HIPAA compliant web portal. This is a specially-designed dashboard where you can have completely secure and confidential conversations with multiple doctors at different times. You can also schedule phone and Skype calls, as well as upload medical records, dental records, X-rays, exams, health records, doctors notes, and more. What’s more, access to our HIPAA compliant web portal is completely free, and available to you 24/7 once you sign-up for free.
To learn more about how you can communicate directly with your doctor before or discover how we can provide you with complete end-to-end support for your surgery abroad, contact the SkyMedicus team today.
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