OFFICE HOURS AND TELEMEDICINE
The following visit types must be conducted in-person:
Initial patients (both endocrine and diabetes)
Follow-up endocrine (with exceptions)
In order to continue providing care to all patients in this category, we will open the office for in-person clinical care on Wednesday of each week from 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM EST.
The following types of visits can be conducted via telemedicine:
Follow-up endocrine (with approval)
On Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, the physical office will not be open. We will, however, still be providing medical care. On these days, providers will be available via video conference to conduct telemedicine appointments from 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM EST. You will also be able to leave messages for medical and administrative staff. All messages will be returned within 24-48 hours.
When you schedule a telemedicine visit with the office, we will provide you with instructions for accessing your provider's video conference room. This can be done either using a mobile phone with a forward-facing camera or a computer with a webcam.
As Dr. Van Meter is considered high risk for complications related to COVID-19 infection, he is not able to see patients in the office. Until further notice, appointments with Dr. Van Meter will be conducted entirely via video conference. As such, he will not be able to see new patients. Any follow-up visits with Dr. Van Meter that require specific measurements to be taken in the office can be scheduled for Wednesdays, during which time patients coming to the office can interface with his medical assistant in person and with Dr. Van Meter via video conference.
If you or your child exhibit fever - or if you have had any recent contact with an individual exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 - please follow all protocols related to COVID-19 testing and notify us in advance of your appointment so that we can reschedule you for a future date.
Given the nature of day-to-day developments associated with the containment of COVID-19, you will not be charged a no-show fee for cancelling or rescheduling an appointment less than 24 hours in advance if you call us prior to the scheduled appointment time.
For the added safety of patients and office staff, we are taking special measures to sanitize the office routinely throughout the day.
COVID-19 / TYPE 1 DIABETES
We can refer our Type 1 Diabetes patients to these official guidelines published by JDRF:
You are at no additional risk of contracting coronavirus compared to the general public.