ORTHOPEDIC TELEMEDICINE

Dr. Weidner is now offering orthopedic telemedicine appointments, these are sometimes called virtual visits. Telemedicine involves use of ​electronic communications such as a computer or phone to have an appointment with the doctor. The types of visits that may be most appropriate for telemedicine visits include post-operative appointments, visits to review MRI or CT results, and visits to check on the progress of treatment with medicines and physical therapy. New patient appointments can also be done with telemedicine visits but may be somewhat more challenging because we cannot do x-rays like we might normally do with an in-person office visit. However, some patients have already had x-rays performed in the ER or at a hospital which we can then review during the visit.

Dr. Weidner is using a platform called Doxy.me to perform his telemedicine appointments. Patients do not need to download any software or create an account which makes it very convenient and easy to use. Simply use a web browser on any computer, tablet, or smartphone that has a camera and microphone. All data is encrypted, your sessions are anonymous, and none of your information is stored. Doxy.me adheres to HIPAA data privacy requirements.

Patient Instructions for Telemedicine Appointment

 For Patients using iPAD/iPHONE:

  1. Open up settings, scroll down the list of Apps and click on Safari

  2. Click on both microphone and camera and set them to “allow” (not “ask”)

  3. Double click the home button and close this settings page completely (swipe up)

  4. Open Safari web browser. Type in CFAO.doxy.me/drweidner into the browser. (If you already had Safari open before changing the settings you may need to double click on the home button and swipe up to completely close Safari, and then reopen Safari to get the settings to refresh)

  5. This will take you to a site where you can enter your name and click Check In

  6. This should take you to the “waiting room”. The medical assistants in the office may ask you a few medical questions to complete the check-in process

  7. The doctor will connect to you once they are available. Please be patient as this is a new process

 

For Patients using a computer/laptop (needs microphone and webcam):

Use any web browser EXCEPT internet explorer. Chrome and Firefox work well. Make sure volume is up so that you can hear.

  1. Click here to direct to Dr. Weidner's doxy.me webpage 

  2. Enter your name and select Check In

  3. This should take you to the “waiting room”. The medical assistants in the office may ask you a few medical questions to complete the check-in process

  4. The doctor will connect to you once they are available. Please be patient as this is a new process

 

For Patients Using Android Smartphone:

  1. Open Chrome web browser

  2. Click here to direct to Dr. Weidner's doxy.me webpage 

  3. Enter your name and click Check In

  4. This should take you to the “waiting room”. The medical assistants in the office may ask you a few medical questions to complete the check-in process

  5. The doctor will connect to you once they are available. Please be patient as this is a new process

 

Doxy.me Web Addresses for Appointments with Dr. Weidner
CFAO.doxy.me/drweidner
 

FAQ's About Orthopedic Telemedicine

Q. What is Telemedicine?

A. Telemedicine is the practice of using video conference and telecommunications technology such as your smartphone or tablet for a follow up visit with your doctor.

Q. How does it work?

A. Your Telemedicine appointment is scheduled like normal through our office. Our office staff will give you the link to Dr. Weidner's virtual waiting room on doxy.me website. 

Q. What is the cost of a telemedicine appointment?

A. Telemedicine visits cost the same as office visits and are a convenient alternative for some patients. Co-pays specific to your plan are accepted during the eCheck-In process.

Q. Are prescriptions provided during a telemedicine appointment?

A. Narcotics will not be prescribed at Telemedicine visits because state laws require these prescriptions to be hand written by the doctor in-person. However, Dr. Weidner can e-prescribe all other medicines to your pharmacy like a normal office visit.

Q. Can my teenager have a video visit?

A. Patients under the age of 18 must have an adult present during their Telemedicine visit.

Q. What will I need for this visit?

A. To ensure that you connect with your Physician you will need the following:

  • Smartphone, tablet or a desktop computer that has a web browser, camera, and microphone.

  • eCheck-In: have insurance information ready.

  • On day of appointment, make sure your device is fully charged

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Patient Testimonials

Healthgrades.com 

"I talked with over four orthopedic surgeons and their staff before selecting the surgeon for my knee replacement. I am pleased I chose Dr. Weidner. He is an excellent Surgeon. His PA, Ms. Richardson, spent over 30 minutes on the phone talking to me about things as the best use of pain medicine, excellent staff. Dr. Weidner uses the latest technology as robotics wisely. He is very willing to talk and work with me as the patient. I highly recommend Dr. Weidner."

"Dr. Weidner replaced my right hip and after one year replaced the left hip. I send my heartfelt gratitude, thank you for everything you have done for me. It is wonderful not to walk around in pain anymore. Not many people have a chance to say they have as great of doctor as I do."

"Dr. Weidner was referred to me by another doctor who was unable to address the issue with my knee after it became infected from an initial surgery (not done by Dr. Weidner). At the very first visit, Dr. Weidner was personable & took the time to answer my questions unlike most docs who rush you in/out. Every visit thereafter, Dr. Weidner's calm & positive approach left me feeling confident that I would finally have use of my knee. To date, I am farther along than I have ever been. Awesome doc"

"Dr. Weidner is great he has done 3 knee surgeries on me and I wouldn’t want any other doctor. He listen to what you have to say and works with you until he finds a solution."

"I highly recommend Dr. Weidner. Fell on the ice and required knee surgery. Excellent results and speedy recovery. He explained all aspects of surgery and how to best care for the knee. He is an excellent surgeon with a very caring attitude. Follows up to ensure everything is progressing as expected. Recently had an issue with rotor cuff and he once again demonstrated his professional competence through alternative options to prevent a worsening condition. Outstanding professional."

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"Dr. Weidner is a great doctor. Takes the time to talk to you and really does care. Had a left hip replacement earlier this year and in spite of my age and physical condition, it was relatively pain free shortly thereafter. Hip works great. He's going to do my other hip in a couple of months. No worries here. I should add that the office is very nice and all of the assistants are very courteous and responsive."

"The best ever... the man is an artist!!! I've had 2 surgery procedures done, and both effective!!"

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Total Hip Replacement Self-verified patient of Dr. Zachary D Weidner - "Did a great job and great bedside manner!"

"I have been to multiple orthopedic offices over the past ten years and PW Ortho is among the very best. Excellent staff from the front office to the medical assistants. Dr. Weidner is excellent as well. Very personable and attentive"