Doctor greeting patient on a telemedicine call

What is TeleMedicine?

TeleMedicine is the practice of medicine using electronic communications and software to provide clinical services to patients without an in-person visit.

What is required for a TeleMedicine visit?

  1. You MUST BE an established patient, which means you have been seen in our office before.
  2. You will need a web-enabled smart device with voice and camera capabilities.


Patient Portal
(Chrome Browser)


Healow App
(IOS / Android)


Healow App
(IOS / Android)
Doctor greeting patient on a telemedicine call
Telemedicine Services
Telemedicine Services

Options to Access the Patient Portal

WEB BROWSER: In order to access the Patient Portal on your computer or notebook, you will need to use the Google Chrome internet browser. If you don’t already have it, please download Chrome for free from Google.

MOBILE APP: If you prefer to use your smart phone or tablet, you will need to use the Healow App. If you don’t already have it, please download the it for free at the App Store (IOS) or at Google Play (Android).

Need Extra Help?

Our Patient Digital Lounge has step-by-step instructions to assist you setting up your computer or smart device for your Telemedicine visit. You will be redirected to it right after you complete the online registration.

Why Choose Us?

  • You already know Dr. Avila and our Health Care Team. You are OUR patient. You are not just a number or a just another face on the screen.
  • You also know how thorough we are and how well we take care of our patients. That is our commitment for each TeleMedicine visit.
  • We can submit your prescriptions electronically.
  • The interaction is preserved in our Electronic Medical Records for future reference.
  • You will have access to your information via the Patient Portal.
  • If an in-person visit is ultimately required, we will be in a better position to take care of you right away.

What is the cost?

  • Self Pay or Out of Network Benefit: $175
    (Reduced to $135 during covid-19 crisis)
  • Medicare / Medicare Replacement: $0 copay
  • Aetna: $0 copay through June 4, 2020
  • Manatee County School District:
    Gold= $20 copay | Silver= $50 copay | HMO= $60 copay
Will the cost be covered by insurance?

TeleMedicine visits are traditionally covered by most Health Insurance companies.

 Ready to Schedule?

Setting up your TeleMedicine visit is simple, secure and private. Just a few easy steps.

  1. Complete registration form.
  2. After registration is processed, your information will be submitted electronically to our front office staff to get the Patient Portal ready for your visit.
  3. You will automatically get redirected to our Patient Digital Lounge page. It contains easy to follow how-to videos and tips in case you need extra technical help.
  4. Someone from our awesome staff will personally call you to verify that all the information is correct and queue you up for your TeleMedicine visit.

Complete Registration Form