Virtual Consulting

Dr. Barrett offers educational consults for clients who cannot travel to be seen in-person at her practice in Minneapolis, Minnesota. These consults are educational in nature and are designed to help clients navigate their health concerns. Dr. Barrett acts as a consultant on your case. These consults do not substitute for medical care. To better understand these consultations and their limitations please see our FAQ below.

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What is a Virtual Consultation?

Dr. Barrett recognizes that Naturopathic Medicine is a small but growing profession and there are many people who don’t have access to a Naturopathic doctor locally. Virtual educational consultations are a way to help people who otherwise wouldn’t have access to this important medicine. However, since this visit is being done virtually, Dr. Barrett cannot act as your physician and therefore can only provide educational guidance for your care. If you would like Dr. Barrett to act as your physician, you will need to schedule an in person visit at her office in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  

What Can I Expect from A Virtual Consultation?

During this educational consult, Dr. Barrett can provide you with information about your work-up, diagnosis, what you’ve tried in the past, and educate you regarding possible next steps that you can discuss with your medical providers. Dr. Barrett cannot order labs or imaging, diagnose your condition, prescribe particular treatments, or in other ways act as your physician via these consults. These consults are educational in nature only and do no substitute for proper medical care. Anything discussed during these consults should first be reviewed by your medical team and implemented only if deemed safe and appropriate.

How Does The Virtual Consultation Work?

All video consultations are done through doxy.me which is a HIPAA compliant telemedicine platform. Even though this is an educational consultation and not medical care, we choose to use a platform with strict privacy standards. Your confirmation email will provide instructions for using doxy.me as well as a direct link to ‘video call in’ for your appointment. Click on the link 5-10 minutes before your appointment time and you will be placed in ‘the waiting room’. Dr Barrett will initiate your call from ‘the waiting room’ at your appointment time. We recommend you use headphones or earbuds that have a built in with microphone (or you can use your computer's built in mic with a regular set of headphones). Make sure you're in a spot with a strong wifi signal or connect via ethernet directly to your Internet source.

 

Dr. Barrett utilizes a client portal software called Charm. You will receive an invitation to Charm within a few days of scheduling your initial virtual consultation. Inside of Charm you can upload your previous records. After each consultation, summary documents and handouts will be available by logging in to Charm.

How Do I Schedule and Pay for the Consultation?

To schedule an online consult, click the schedule button at the top of the page or click here.  Your credit card will be required to hold your appointment time. This same credit card will be charged after your appointment is completed.

How Long of a Visit Should I Schedule?

Please schedule a 60 minute consultation for your first session with Dr. Barrett. For subsequent sessions, you can choose between a 15, 30, or 45 minute session.

Should I Have Lab Tests Done and Results In Before Scheduling with Dr. Barrett?

Prior to your consultation, you are encouraged to upload lab testing, imaging or health care records to CharmPHR. Dr. Barrett will review these during your consultation. During your consultation, Dr. Barrett may make additional recommendations for testing that you can bring to your health care provider.

Will Dr. Barrett Review My Records Prior To Visits?

When scheduling a consult, you are reserving Dr. Barrett’s time during that consult only. Please have all previous labs and records uploaded to Charm prior to your appointment.

 

Inside of Charm you will find an intake form. Please complete this form at least 24 hours prior to your appointment time. If you have extensive records and would like Dr. Barrett to review these prior to your appointment, please note that in your intake forms and an additional $40 charge will be added to your consultation fee.

How will I Receive Notes from the Consult?

All consultation summaries and suggestions will be available in CharmPHR no more than 24 hours after your consultation

Can I Contact Dr. Barrett Between Visits for Additional Guidance or Urgent Questions or Concerns?

As Dr. Barrett is not your physician, she cannot guarantee availability between visits to address any questions or concerns. If you are experiencing an urgent need, please contact your medical provider or go to urgent care. If you have clarifying or quick questions, we suggest a 15 minute appointment. If you have extensive or new questions, we recommend a 30 or 45 minute consultation. We suggest you schedule recurring consults in advance if you feel as though you may have additional questions, as Dr. Barrett’s schedule can fill up quickly.

Can I Record My Virtual Consultation with Dr. Barrett?

No, recording online consultations with Dr. Barrett is not permitted. We understand that a lot of information is disseminated during a consultation and that it can be overwhelming to attempt to remember everything. Dr. Barrett takes extensive notes during each consultation that are available to you directly after the consultation. We also recommend taking your own notes during consultations.

What If I Have To Cancel My Consultation?

Due to the demand on Dr. Barrett’s schedule, we require that you cancel or reschedule your visit at least 24 hours in advance. If you do not provide at least 24 hours notice for a cancellation or do not show up for your appointment, you will be charged the full consultation fee. If you need to cancel or reschedule, please contact Wellness Minneapolis at 612-598-8627 or info@wellnessmpls.com

 

Is a Virtual Consult Right for Me?

If you are still unsure of which type of visit to schedule please schedule a complimentary 10 minute call with Dr. Barrett

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