March 22, 2021
We love seeing pictures of your furbabies and grandbabies. We would also love to see your blood pressure and blood sugar readings. Please upload them to your portal!
Let’s leverage technology like the Patient Portal to better communicate with your physician.
In 2014, Medicare required all participating physicians to use Electronic health records to maintain reimbursement levels. Soon after, Patient Portals became available to patients so they can access their clinical data online, through a secure and encrypted connection. Dr. Taylor started using online medical records systems in 2000 and has offered patient portal access since 2015.
Use of the Patient portal is meant for situations that are not urgent, and in most cases, don’t need a scheduled time to discuss or require more than 10 minutes to attend to. There are multiple benefits of using the Patient Portal:
Here’s one scenario where use of the Patient Portal enhances patient care:
So-If you can upload photos to social media, you can upload your blood sugar and blood pressure readings to share with us.
Here’s how our patients can do it:
>>Put a short-cut of the Patient Portal log-in page on your phone, laptop, or computer. The Patient Portal will work on any browser (Chrome/ Firefox/ Safari/ Android/ iOS.)
>>Once logged in, go to My Vitals and enter your reading, date of reading, and any comments.
Dr. Taylor can then track them along with you and adjust meds or follow-ups as necessary.
Check out other user-friendly features the Patient Portal offers.
At Foundation Primary Care, we provide simple, convenient, and cost-effective direct primary care to our patients. As patients of our direct primary care clinic, you have direct access to Dr. Taylor and can get an appointment within 48 (usually 24) business hours.
And best of all, there’s no extra charge (copay, deductible, etc.) for each review of your data or for any consult!
Remember then: Next time you share some pictures, see if you need to share some numbers with your doc too.