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Telemedicine Specialist

Ankle & Foot Doctors of New Jersey

Jay Bhuta, DPM

Ankle and Foot Surgeon & Podiatrist located in Millburn, NJ & Livingston, NJ

Telemedicine allows you to treat your foot and ankle problems without leaving home. At Ankle & Foot Doctors of New Jersey -- providing care for patients in the areas of Millburn, Livingston, Union, Springfield, Florham Park, Short Hills, West Orange, Maplewood, and Summit -- dedicated podiatrist Jay Bhuta, DPM, ensures you have access to the podiatry care you need at all times. That’s why he offers telemedicine appointments to help patients with diabetic foot care, bunions, ingrown toenails, plantar fasciitis, and other foot and ankle problems. Call the office or use the online scheduler to book your appointment now.

Telemedicine Q & A

What is telemedicine?

Telemedicine is a way to get real-time care from Dr. Bhuta, from the privacy and comfort of your own home. With a telemedicine appointment, you communicate with Dr. Bhuta using your smartphone, tablet device, or computer via video chat. 

A convenient and easy-to-use app facilitates the video chat to give you an experience that’s similar to seeing Dr. Bhuta in person.

You can discuss your concerns and questions with Dr. Bhuta during your telemedicine appointment, just like you would in person. Thanks to the visual component of telemedicine, Dr. Bhuta can examine your foot or ankle issue online to determine what type of care you need. 

Many patients of Ankle & Foot Doctors of New Jersey love the telemedicine option because they can stay home, comfortably and safely, while getting the specialized podiatry care they need. 

What kind of podiatry issues can I address through telemedicine?

With a telemedicine appointment through Ankle & Foot Doctors of New Jersey, Dr. Bhuta can diagnose and virtually treat the same issues that you normally go into the office for, such as:  

  • Bunions
  • Ankle instability
  • Hammertoe
  • Ingrown toenail
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Sprained ankle
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Heel pain
  • Neuroma
  • Plantar warts
  • Foot pain
  • Foot ulcers and slow healing wounds
  • Foot numbness

If you’re experiencing another type of ankle or foot problem and you’re not sure if Dr. Bhuta can help with telemedicine, just reach out to Ankle & Foot Doctors of New Jersey and an experienced team member can advise.

What happens during my telemedicine appointment?

After you’re connected with Dr. Bhuta through the telemedicine app, you tell him about your concerns and problems. Dr. Bhuta can take a closer look at your foot or ankle in the live video chat and through additional photos where needed to make an accurate diagnosis. 

Just like with an in-person appointment at Ankle & Foot Doctors of New Jersey, Dr. Bhuta can recommend the next steps in terms of home care. He may recommend specific interventions that you can easily implement without leaving your home, such as light bandaging and elevation for a sprained ankle. 

If needed, Dr. Bhuta can prescribe medication for your foot or ankle problem. For example, you may need antibiotics for an infected ingrown toenail. If you need a prescription, Ankle & Foot Doctors of New Jersey can recommend convenient delivery service or pick-up options. 

Ankle & Foot Doctors of New Jersey is dedicated to your safety, comfort, and convenience. Telemedicine is an excellent way to get the medical attention you need while staying home, so reach out to arrange your telemedicine appointment now. 

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