Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19
 

Schedule a Virtual Appointment with Dr. Frisch

Dr. Nicholas B. Frisch is here for you in the uncertain times of Covid-19 by offering telemedicine services. You can have expert orthopedic care specializing in treating hip and knee patients at home. A video consult, or telemedicine, is also cost-effective and time-saving, reducing stress on the patient and family and is covered by most insurances.

Telemedicine is the use of communication technology to deliver medical expertise from one location to another for healthcare treatments. At this time, we are using Facetime and Skype telecommunications applications that provide video chat and voice calls between computers, tablets, mobile devices.

Dr. Frisch can also review your imaging studies, MRI or radiographs remotely and help determine the right solution for improving your injury or knee or hip pain.

These visits are easy to schedule. Contact us for a telemedicine appointment (248) 957-0300.

Dr. Frisch is here for you. We’re all in this together

Covered health care providers will not be subject to penalties for violations of the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules that occur in the good faith provision of telehealth during the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency. This Notification does not affect the application of the HIPAA Rules to other areas of health care outside of telehealth during the emergency.
FAQs on Telehealth and HIPAA during the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency

 

Preparing for your Appointment

You are scheduled for a Virtual Visit with Dr. Nicholas Frisch.

You have either scheduled a FaceTime, Skype, or telephone call.

If you scheduled a FaceTime call:

  • You will receive a call on your iPhone at your scheduled appointment time.
  • The call may be from a number or email that is unfamiliar to you or a blocked number, please answer it!
  • Dr. Frisch’s PA or MA will begin the call to gather some information from you.
  • Dr. Frisch will then enter the call and proceed with the remainder of the visit.

If you scheduled a Skype call via cell phone:

  • Prior to your appointment, please download the Skype app to your cell phone and make sure you are able to sign in to your Skype account.
  • You will receive a text message with an invitation to join the Skype call. This message may be from a number that is unfamiliar to you.
  • Click the link you received in the text message, you will be taken to the Skype app.
  • Click the green “Join Call” button.
  • Dr. Frisch’s PA or MA will begin the call to gather some information from you.
  • Dr. Frisch will then enter the call and proceed with the remainder of the visit.

If you scheduled a Skype call via computer:

  • Prior to your appointment, please make sure you are able to sign in to your Skype account.
    • If you do not have a Skype account, you will be able to join as a guest.
  • You will receive an email with an invitation to join the Skype call.
  • Click the link you received in the email, you will be taken to the Skype website.
  • Sign in to your account or click Join as Guest and follow the prompts.
  • Click the green “Join Call” button.
    • Make sure microphone and camera are both turned on or “allowed” so we can see and hear you!
  • Dr. Frisch’s PA or MA will begin the call to gather some information from you.
  • Dr. Frisch will then enter the call and proceed with the remainder of the visit.

If you scheduled a telephone call:

  • You will receive a telephone call at your scheduled appointment time.
  • The call may be from a number that is unfamiliar to you or from a blocked number, please answer it!
  • Dr. Frisch’s PA or MA will begin the call to gather some information from you.
  • Dr. Frisch will then enter the call and proceed with the remainder of the visit.

Disclaimer: FaceTime, Skype, and phone calls are considered non-HIPPA compliant. We would like to make sure you are comfortable with this before proceeding further. By accepting our call you are consenting to this risk.

Credibility Links

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
  • Michigan Institute for Advanced Surgery Center