This is Part 2 of a two-part series detailing our new telemedicine offerings that allow you to see your provider from the comfort of your own home, while still receiving the same great care you would in our clinics and hospital.
COVID-19 has changed many aspects of daily life. And while we must all take extra precautions and safety measures, Gritman Medical Center and Gritman | Moscow Family Medicine are still open, seeing patients and providing many of the same great services and compassionate care as we always have.
All of our clinics – including our MFM Downtown and Westside primary care and QuickCARE locations – are scheduling in-person appointments for established and new patients, and we are also now scheduling telemedicine visits. Appointments can be made by calling MFM at 208-882-2011.
Telemedicine allows you to visit with your provider conveniently through your mobile device, tablet or computer. It also helps us continue to provide exceptional care while you follow stay-at-home orders and social distancing guidelines. Plus, telemedicine visits offer the same services and care you always expect from us, only you don’t have to leave your home. The visits are easy (no downloads required), convenient, safe and secure, and HIPAA compliant. Wait times are minimal, with many patients being seen the same day, so no more waiting a long time to see your doctor.
In addition to our primary care clinics in Moscow, Kendrick, Potlatch and Troy, our Internal Medicine clinic and many of our other departments – like Pulmonology, Psychiatry, Clinical Nutrition and Diabetes, speech therapy and more – are also seeing patients in person and through telemedicine visits. We are continuing to look at expanding telemedicine to additional service lines.
“Telemedicine is a shift in a way of thinking for me as a provider, but given the enormous benefit of social distancing, I really like the fact that I can continue to provide care to my patients in a timely fashion without putting my staff or my patients at risk for inadvertent viral transmission,” said Dr. Bryn Parker, a family practice physician at MFM Downtown. “My patients seem to love telemedicine and appreciate the care they are getting without having to go into public and be exposed to other people. I have had overwhelmingly positive feedback from all of my patients.”
Dr. Parker encourages the public to not put off addressing their health care needs.
“I would highly recommend that patients with any needs or concerns reach out to their primary care provider and see how we can continue helping, rather than ignoring medical problems because I think that social distancing recommendations will be in place for some time and I am worried that patients will not get the care that they need to stay mentally and physically healthy,” she said. “For people who do not have a primary care provider or whose primary care provider is not available, we have worked hard to make our urgent care location, QuickCARE, a safe place for patients to go, so please feel free to use telemedicine at QuickCARE or show up in person for urgent medical problems (if you don’t have respiratory symptoms).”
We are not seeing patients in person with a fever, cough, sore throat or other respiratory symptoms (including COVID-19 symptoms) at any of our primary care clinics. However, we are happy to provide you with a telemedicine visit with your primary care provider. Call 208-882-2011.
All Gritman clinics are seeing patients in person and through telemedicine. Schedule an appointment:
- Internal Medicine: 208-883-1152
- Kendrick Family Care: 208-289-3841
- Potlatch Family Care: 208-875-2380
- Troy Clinic: 208-835-5550