Yes. We offer Telehealth via Skype or other videoconferencing software.
Telehealth is a way of seeing and caring for patients that have a difficult time being seen physically in the office. Dr. Lombardo consults through email, phone, and videoconferencing. Louise used Telehealth to get help controlling her blood sugar:
Dear Dr. Lombardo,
After being recently diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes, I was in a panic. I was given medicine, told to monitor my blood sugar four times a day and to lose weight. I was also made aware that my condition would most likely worsen and I would eventually have to inject insulin. As I left the doctor’s office, I realized I was totally on my own and my condition was out of my control.
A relative of mine told me you have helped thousands with Diabetes regain their independence which gave me hope. She also told me that you provide Telehealth, a way to have a consult, send my bloodwork, learn how to eat properly and to send my weight and blood sugar daily. I did not have to come to an office. I could actually talk by phone or Skype while sitting on my favorite couch.
I never thought it was possible to be helped by a doctor who did not live locally here at Hunter Mountain, NY. In fact, you live in another state. A sort of virtual office.
You explained to me how to control my blood sugar with diet. I know you could not promise I could get off the Metformin, however, when I lost the weight, my blood sugar came down and my regular doctor took me off of the medicines altogether.
To date I lost 22 pounds, have not felt this good in years and I am in control of my condition and in control of myself. I actually feel like exercising again
My program allows you and I to consult for up to a year. I so look forward to our virtual office visits. You literally saved me!
God Bless You
Louise H. October 20, 2016