Houston, TX. (March 19, 2020) – As a result of the Coronavirus/Covid19 outbreak and efforts to contain exposure, long time Houston neurologist Dr. Steven Goldstein will offer his diagnostic and medical skills via virtual or ‘telemedicine’ appointments for both new and existing patients. As long as Houstonians are suffering from the effects of the pandemic, Dr. Goldstein will waive copayments for those who have health insurance and significantly lower fees for those without insurance. “With so many of us all working hard to prevent the increase of this virus, I wanted to leverage existing technology and keep access to myself and my staff available without putting any of us or our patients at unnecessary risk,” Dr. Goldstein said. “It seemed like a pretty good way to be of service here in the greater Houston area during such a challenging time.” Those who do not have insurance pay $75.00 for a first time visit and $35.00 for any needed follow-up visit. Virtual office visits are conducted via the free Zoom Cloud Meeting app. Payments via debit or credit card are available through the office.
The use of technology along with the reduced price makes Dr. Goldstein’s expertise available to people who cannot come to his office or afford to see a specialist like him or both. “Virtual medicine is nothing new, but it has not caught on like other remote services have,” Dr. Goldstein said. “This way of seeing patients now may be a turning point for the use of remote communications technology during this health crisis, with positive implications into the future.”
Treat Patients & Prevent the Spread of Coronavirus/Covid 19
The focus of the medical world now is on the prevention of Coronavirus/Covid 19. But there are plenty of people with symptoms a neurologist needs to diagnose and treat. Some symptoms include:
- severe headaches,
- double vision,
- passing out,
- trouble with movement,
- memory challenges or confusion,
- and trouble sleeping.
How To Be Seen
To be seen by Dr. Goldstein via ‘telemedicine’ call his office and make an appointment, just like always; give the patients’ email address and then go to the App Store and download Zoom Cloud Meeting. Zoom is free. Dr. Goldstein will email a link to the patient to use during the time of the appointment. Dr. Goldstein can diagnose, order tests, and prescribe medication via the Zoom link. To make an appointment call (713) 451-5421, or (281) 481-4236.
Zoom App Information
Zoom is available for Apple, Google Play and Windows. For all the ways to download and use Zoom go to their download page here: https://zoom.us/download.
Follow Dr. Goldstein from his Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Houston-Healthcare-Initiative-192537484753616/?modal=admin_todo_tour. Or his website address: https://houstonhealthcareinitiative.org.