Operations during Coronavirus Pandemic: We are currently open and seeing patients as scheduled. Because our clinic serves a high risk population, we are taking many precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you have a cough, cold, fever or other flu like symptoms in the last two weeks we ask that you reschedule your appointment with our clinic. Please note that only patient and patient care givers will be allowed into the clinic at this time and all humans who enter the clinic will be checked for a temperature. These precautions are for the safety of our patients and staff.

Due to high call volumes, we encourage our patients to send messages via the patient portal whenever possible and we will do our best to return calls within 24 hours, based on urgency.

We are equipped to handle appointments via teleconferencing. For instructions on setting up virtual appointments, visit our TeleHealth page.

If you need more information on COVID-19, call the national hotline @ 211 or visit CDC.gov: CDC Coronavirus 2019.

TeleHealth

For over twenty years, Rheumatology Clinic, LLC has provided the
residents of southern Oregon and northern California with the highest
quality rheumatologic care available.

The clinic supports virtual appointments using either Skype or Zoom.

How to set up a virtual appointment using Skype:

if you have not already done so, download and install Skype on your computer or mobile device:

When Skype is installed on your system, do the following:

  • If you do not have a Microsoft account, establish one.
  • As soon as you are capable of running Skype, contact us by phone (541-773-2233) or by email (info@sorheum.com) and let us know that you are capable of meeting remotely via Skype. Include the email address or phone number that you want us to use for Skype communications.
  • Just prior to your appointment, check your email for a Skype invitation.  The subject will most likely read "Join xxxx on Skype", where 'xxxx' is your clinic contact.
  • Once your invitation arrives, click the link and follow the instructions. 
  • If you are prompted to open Skype, do so.
  • If you are promted to sign in, do so.
  • The clinic is set up to do Computer Video and Audio, so we recommend that you reply 'Yes' when asked if you want to use those options.
  • Enjoy the benefits of TeleHealth!

There are dozens of Skype instructional videos at https://techboomers.com/?s=skype.

For more information about Skype, visit the Skype website at https://www.skype.com/en/.

 

How to set up a virtual appointment using Zoom:

if you have not already done so, download and install Zoom on your computer or mobile device:

When Zoom is installed on your system, do the following:

  • As soon as you are capable of running Zoom, contact us by phone (541-773-2233) or by email (info@sorheum.com) and let us know that you are capable of meeting remotely via Zoom. Include the email address or phone number that you want us to use for Zoom communications.
  • Just prior to your appointment, check your email for a Zoom invitation.  The subject will most likely read "Please join Zoom meeting in progress".
  • Once your invitation arrives, click the link and follow the instructions. 
  • If you are prompted to open Zoom, do so.
  • The clinic is set up to do Computer Video and Audio, so we recommend that you reply 'Yes' when asked if you want to use those options.
  • Enjoy the benefits of TeleHealth!

Here is a video that shows you how to join a meeting: https://youtu.be/hIkCmbvAHQQ

For more information about Zoom, visit the Zoom website at https://www.zoom.us.