Door County Medical Center (DCMC) is launching its Virtual Care telemedicine platform: the ability to use technology to communicate with a medical provider without having to be in the same room.
“We need to be able to connect with our patients when and how they need,” said Chief Clinical Officer Jodi Hibbard. “This is one step in that direction, and we will look to continue to grow platforms that allow for that. This allows the patient to connect with us, on their time, from anywhere they want within the state of Wisconsin.”
DCMC’s Virtual Care uses a platform called Zipnosis to provide patients with easier, more convenient access to quality care, regardless of the time or their location. Anyone can connect with a DCMC provider virtually, seven days a week, 7 am – 6 pm, with no need to make an appointment first. Patients will receive the same quality care that they expect from DCMC.
The following is a sampling of the patient concerns that can be addressed through DCMC’s Virtual Care: urinary tract infections, rashes, bug bites, low back pain, muscle strains, uncomplicated zoster, conjunctivitis, tooth pain, upper respiratory infections, coughs and gout.
To log on, visit dcmedical.org and click “Virtual Care” (or visit dcmedical.zipnosis.com directly). Answer a series of questions, many of which are the same questions that would be asked at a regular clinic appointment. Then interact with a local DCMC provider within the hour through an online intelligent interview (or video if the clinician requires more information).