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Virtual Visits

SCHEDULE A VIRTUAL HEALTH VISIT with an orthopaedic specialist FROM THE CONVENIENCE OF YOUR HOME

See your orthopaedic specialist without driving, parking or commuting! Our virtual visits make it faster and easier for you to access to our providers. All you need is a computer, tablet or mobile phone with a webcam and access to the internet.

All our orthopedic specialists are available for Virtual Ortho Health visits – whether you need to see an orthopedic shoulder specialist, spine specialist, sports medicine specialist, foot & ankle specialist or joint replacement doctor – we are here for you.

Schedule a Virtual Ortho Health Visit

Please call our scheduling team at 202-741-3300 and one of our team members will assist you with scheduling your virtual health appointment based on your unique needs. If you prefer, you can also request to schedule a virtual health visit by emailing us at GWOrtho@mfa.gwu.edu.

Orthopaedics Virtual Health visits can include

  • New patient consults visits
  • Visits to review X-Rays, MRI, CT and other testing results. If these were done at another institution, we will need the images beforehand so we can upload to our system in time for your virtual visit
  • Treatment can be recommended - such as physical or hand therapy, injections, medications and bracing.
  • Visits to check progress or response to a treatment
  • After hours and weekend visits coming soon!

Benefits of Virtual Health Visits

  • No parking or transportation hassles.
  • No wait times.
  • Easy to do – once scheduled you will receive a secure GW / MFA Zoom link to your appointment. Zoom is easily downloaded from the Apple App store or Google Play store
  • E-prescriptions from your virtual appointment can be picked up at the pharmacy of your choice.
  • Most insurance accepted, including Medicare and Medicaid. (Please check your virtual/telehealth benefits with your insurance plan)

Call 202.741.3300 to learn more and schedule an appointment


Frequently Asked Questions


Will a virtual health visit work for me?
A virtual health visit can be a good opportunity for a one on one/face to face visit with your eye doctor to discuss your care in detail. Your eye doctor will be able to review your condition, address any concerns that you may have and determine the best plan for how soon you should be seen in person.

Is this service covered by insurance?
Most insurance accepted, including Medicare and Medicaid. (Please check your virtual/telehealth benefits with your insurance plan)

What will I need to have for a virtual health appointment?

  • Your medical insurance and a photo ID.
  • Your pharmacy of choice: Be sure to mention your current local pharmacy name, address and phone number. Also, any allergies you may have to medications.
  • Email address: After your visit, you may receive an email with patient instructions.
  • A smart phone, tablet or computer with a webcam and internet connection (smart phone or tablet devices are preferred as it is easier to perform the eye examination)
  • Once your appointment has been scheduled. Our scheduling team will provide you with an invitation to a Zoom meeting via email. Zoom is easily downloaded from the Apple App store or Google Play store and is HIPAA compliant.
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Clinical Trials

  • Retrospective Study to Assess the lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion (LLIF) Surgical Approach (LLIF Retrospective Study)
    This will be a retrospective clinical study involving 80 patients that underwent Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion and Posterior Pedicle Screw Fixation using the PATRIOT TransContinental or CALIBER-L LLIF Spacer and REVOLVE or REVERE Stabilization Systems.
  • Prospective Study to Evaluate the Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgical Approach (LLIF Prospective Study)
    The objective of this study is to gather clinical data and satisfaction ratings from patients who have undergone the MIS LLIF surgical approach using the Patriot TransContinental, CALIBER-L or INTERCONTINENTAL LLIF Spacer and REVOLVE Stabilization System for qualifying patients with 1-2 contiguous levels of degenerative disc disease (L2-S1) with mechanical low back pain and radicular symptoms. A total of 45 patients between 18 and 80 years of age will be enrolled and followed for 2 years with data collection preoperatively and postoperatively.
  • BioSET Prefix Study
    This study is designed to evaluate the safety and preliminary effectiveness of one coating concentration of Prefix compared to iliac crest bone in approximately 22 skeletally mature subjects diagnosed with degenerative disc disease (DDD) at one vertebral level (L2-S1).
  • A Prospective, Non-randomized, Multi-Center Investigation of All-Suture-based Repair of Horizontal Meniscal Tears (STITCH Study)
    This study is seeking participants who may have a horizontal meniscus tear in their knee. Today it is unknown whether fixing a horizontal meniscus tear will result in a better outcome than the common approach of removing the tear. This research study will document whether a horizontal meniscus tear can hold together and heal if it is repaired with stitches. This study will also document any changes in knee pain and function after the procedure.