Telemedicine

La Altura Pediatrics is commited to bringing their patients the best healthcare.   We are continually looking for ways to ease our patients, and their parents, lives when they are ill.  We are proud to partner with Chiron Health to provide a new way to provide excellent healthcare to our patients.    Telemedicine allows our patients to see Dr. Garza without coming into our office.  All that is needed is a webcam with a microphone.  Once the appointment is made with our office, a link will be sent to the patient via email to complete the set up.  A clickable link is included in the email that will take you the telemedicine website.  Here the patient will enter their insurance information and a credit card.  The credit card is entered to pay for any co-payments or any balance if the patient is a self pay patient.  Once all the information is verified, our physician will be available to help with any questions you may have concerning the health of your child.

Currently, this service is only available to those patients with commercial insurances such as Blue Cross Blue Shield and United Healthcare to name a couple.  This service is not available to Medicaid patients.  If there are any questions, you may direct them to our Office Manager, Eugene Garcia at [email protected].

Set up your telemedicine apointment by calling our office at 210-687-1144.

Below are some examples of what can be seen with telemedicine.
 
Appropriate Conditions
 
ADHD visits (Initial, diagnosis reviews and medication follow ups)
Lab reviews (Any diagnosis, fasting labs, stool samples)
Radiology reviews and injury care
 
Care Visits
 
Diaper Rashes
Ringworm
Eczema
Hives
Chicken Pox
Scabies
Lice
Hand, Foot, Mouth Disease
Scarlet Fever
Allergic Rhinitis ('allergies' or hay fever)
Sinusitis
Viral gastroenteritis (stomach virus) - mild symptoms
Colds or URI's
Formula Intolerance
Breastfeeding Management
Infant and Toddler Feeding Management
Swimmer's Ear
Weight Management
Depression Medical Management
Strains and Sprains - Mild, Initial Management
Concusison Follow Ups
 
Inappropriate Conditions
 
Respiratory Distress
Seizures
Asthma Flareups - Moderate to Severe
Bronchiolitis - When in your infants and toddlers
Fever - In infant, moderate to severe in all others
Middle Ear Infections
Pneumonia
Croup - Moderate to Severe
Foreign Bodies in Ears, Nasal Passages
Nursemaid's Elbow
Fractures (or Suspected Broken Bones)
Concussions - Initial Evaluation
Strep Throat
Influenza