Preparing for Your Online TeleWellness Health Coaching Consultation
What do I need in preparation for an online / virtual / telemedicine consultation?
Communication Device: Virtual or TeleWellness Health Coaching session implies the use of technology to supplement or replace the face to face experience.
Voice Only: You will need a phone, whether cell or landline, if you are comfortable with voice only. For smartphone users, in addition to utilizing cell phone service, we also accept ‘voice only’ for Skype or FaceTime, if that is your preference.
Video Conferencing: For those that would prefer a more intimate experience, video conferencing may be more preferable. Our office uses Skype and/or FaceTime (Apple users receive by default with an Apple ID), but there are many additional video conferencing apps that exist. Therefore, if you do not already have an account you may need to request one. Click here for a Skype account (link).
Note-taking: You may wish to have any questions for Dr. Skip, O.M.D., written in advance and be prepared to take notes during your telewellness health coaching session with the answers to your health inquiries.
Notebook / Pen: I tend towards the traditional. I find that nothing replaces a notebook and pen and I keep one with me at all times.
Online Note taking: These options are endless these days, however, I find that OneNote is by far my favorite because of the ease by which to type from any device whether PC, Laptop or mobile device and the syncing across all devices. I have however, heard good things about EverNote, but have not used it much myself.
Previously Submitted Forms / Information: It may be helpful to have your Wellness Client Intake Information either pulled up online or to have a printed copy in front of you, should Dr. Skip have any questions about a particular entry you made. If you sent in prior labs, Dr. Skip may also reference these so please have them available as well. Click here for intake forms and instructions.
Hands-free: This function will make it much easier to take notes. This may be as simple as utilizing a pair of headphones, a Bluetooth device or even placing the conference on speaker.
Private & Secure Space: Having a noiseless location where you can speak freely is essential. We cannot over emphasize how important it will be to avoid distraction and interference during your online telewellness health coaching session with Dr. Skip. Plan in advance to take your consult in the right location. This will make the experience more enjoyable.
All virtual health coaching patients must have at least one in-person local Huntington office visit for on-boarding and continued care.