Patients who previously had to travel to see a rheumatologist now have a local option: Ascension Michigan Virtual Specialty Care Clinic is offering rheumatology appointments at the McKenzie Telehealth Clinic located at 74 S. Elk Street. The Virtual Rheumatology Clinic, which uses virtual care technology to connect with patients, will provide consultative care for patients with rheumatic conditions and autoimmune disorders, such as arthritis, lupus, rheumatism, and other issues related to the joints, muscles, and ligaments.
The technology used at the clinic offers high-tech capabilities so the consulting physician can see patients, talk with them, listen to their heart and lungs remotely, perform studies, and review all diagnostic images and test results remotely and instantly. The cost of a virtual care visit is the same as in-person clinic visits.
“If you have been traveling to see a rheumatologist or struggling with any joint-related issues, we are pleased to provide a helpful and convenient option that is much closer to home,” said Billi Jo Hennika, Chief Operating Officer at McKenzie Health System. “Patients who have used telehealth resources have reported being pleasantly surprised by how personal and effective these visits have been.”
Those interested in seeking care through the Virtual Rheumatology Clinic can call 844-576-9226 to set up an appointment.