Telemedicine is simply a way for Ahmad Ata, M.D. board certified Neurologist and Neurophysiologist specialist to communicate with patients via a technology platform as opposed to visiting his office in Frisco, Texas. Telemedicine allows Dr. Ata to provide medical care remotely when you and he are not physically present together in the office. Telemedicine may be ideal for patients who lived further away, have health issues that do not allow travel, those with compromised immune systems who need to minimize their exposures, patients who travel frequently, or those who are not yet comfortable visiting physician offices due to COVID-19.
Telemedicine began a long time ago with the early development of telecommunications such as telegraph, phone, or radio. Communication regarding injuries, casualties, and medical help needed were utilized during the Civil War via the telegraph. Over the years telemedicine has advanced significantly through a variety of technological advancements. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerating the utilization and development of telemedicine platforms as this virtual tool allowed patients to continue care with their physicians during these times.
Like most questions regarding coverage under your health insurance, it depends on your specific plan. Some plans cover the visit in full, some require copays like a traditional in-person visit, and some do not provide coverage for telemedicine. Your health insurance plan may only provide full telemedicine coverage if you see certain physicians that are in their virtual visit networks. Some insurance plans may evaluate the reason for your telemedicine visit to determine if coverage will be provided. If your health insurance plan does not cover telemedicine visits and you are interested in a virtual visit NeuroCare of Texas does oﬀer aﬀordable self pay pricing for telemedicine.
Scheduling a telemedicine visit with Dr. Ata is easy and no diﬀerent then scheduling a traditional in person appointment. You can call the NeuroCare of Texas oﬃce at 214-618-0808 or click the appointment button below to request your preferred appointment date and time. One of our team members will then contact you to confirm or provide similar options for your telemedicine appointment date and time.
No, when you have received a confirmed telemedicine appointment time from our team you will be provided with instructions for virtually connecting with Dr. Ata via the HIPAA compliant software NeuroCare of Texas has implemented called doxy.me. This platform is free for patients and does not require software downloads or the need to create an account. All patients will need is a device with camera, microphone, and an internet connection. The below flyer will walk patients through the straightforward steps of signing in for your telemedicine visit. If you have a scheduled telemedicine visit and have an issue with logging in please contact our oﬃce at 214-618-0808 and our team will help troubleshoot your issue.