Gone are the days when a house call from a physician meant he or she shows up at the door. Using modern technology, SGF patients now have maximum flexibility and can continue progressing toward their goal of building a family, all while limiting travel, inconvenience, and delay.
You asked for it, and SGF is happy to announce … in light of recent events, we are pleased to offer new and current patients uninterrupted access to board certified fertility specialists through virtual physician consults, thereby reducing stress and increasing access to care for new and current patients.
We know there’s nothing convenient about struggling to conceive. On top of that, we’re living in uncertain times. Many in the infertility community are feeling anxious, fearful, frustrated … we understand, which is why we’re more excited than ever to help minimize any interruptions in access to fertility care during this pandemic and beyond.
“One the hallmarks of SGF over its 29 year history has always been to improve access to care. We’re pleased to be able to offer patients the ability to consult with their physician and continue their care in a virtual setting,” shared Eric A. Widra, M.D., SGF Chief Medical Officer.
Already receiving rave reviews from patients, SGF’s telemedicine program provides local and long distant patients the ability to privately connect with an SGF physician via smart phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop. Our HIPAA compliant virtual consults make it easier for all types of patients to more readily navigate the steps to help build their family and use this time to progress toward their goals. Virtual consults also reduce time away from work and other commitments, reduce travel time and expense, and increase convenience as both partners can attend virtually from any location.
Through the use of a secured online portal, patients and physicians will share private access to medical records, informed consent documents, patient instructions, educational videos, and much more.
“During these uncertain times, now more than ever, patients need our support and to regain a sense of control. By connecting virtually with their physician, we can put time back on our side and take advantage of this easy to use platform to communicate with patients and help them make progress toward their dream of building a family,” added Dr. Widra.