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We are very happy to announce that Virtual Consultations and Telemedicine (Telehealth) are now available at the Arizona Center for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

You may be wondering what exactly these are and why you should also be happy.

These allow you to be seen by Dr. Turkeltaub and his staff without truly being seen…

That is, at least not in person.

Why is this so important or a big deal?

You may or may not be aware that the government, in response to this COVID-19 pandemic, has issued a prohibition on all elective and semi-elective healthcare which includes office visits and surgery. This technology provides you with the opportunity to obtain “medical care” and information now as opposed to having to wait until this prohibition is lifted which could be two to three months or even more.

Using your desktop computer, laptop or smartphone and with a good internet connection, you can have a consultation or follow-up visit with Dr. Turkeltaub and his staff (when appropriate) without ever leaving the comfort and safety (from COVID-19) of your house, apartment or wherever you choose to be.

The consultations can be for a wide array of cosmetic as well as reconstructive issues. Of course, because this does not allow for direct, hands on examination, there will be some limitations such as the ability to select the exact breast implant sizes and profiles for a breast augmentation or being able to determine the volume expected to be removed for a breast reduction in order to obtain insurance approval.

For insurance related issues, Arizona Governor Ducey issued an executive order in response to this pandemic mandating that all insurance companies must cover these virtual visits as if they had occurred in a doctor’s office. Many of these companies have also waived the usual copay though you may want to check to determine if your particular plan is doing the same. How long these changes will remain in effect are not known.

If you are interested in having a Virtual Consultation or follow-up for a previous in office visit including postoperative, please go to Virtual Consultations and Telemedicine on our website and follow the directions.

If you have any questions about this, whatsoever, you are more than welcome to call our office at (480) 451-3000.

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