Schedule your consultation by filling out the form below
Dr. Schlesinger will meet with you in the comfort and privacy of his office and will help guide and enable you to make the most informed and appropriate decision.
Remote video consults via Skype or Facetime
Are you off the island and planning to travel to Honolulu to have your plastic surgery with Dr. Schlesinger? He will be glad to conduct a remote video consult over the internet via Skype or Facetime.* The fee for this option is $350, which we will apply to your surgical costs if you decide to move forward. Please call us or note on the contact form above if you wish to schedule a video consult.
Internet Consultations and Your Security: Please Read Before Scheduling an Internet Consult
Please note that while we take every measure to ensure your privacy in our practice, the use of any electronic communication system carries risks. Using the Internet for your consultation is for your convenience only, and by using them you assume the risk of unauthorized use.
Federal law prohibits healthcare practices from communicating with patients via platforms that are not considered secure. What is meant by “insecure”? It could be the transmission of data is not encrypted. Or the information may not be stored in encrypted format. Or it may be that the platform has merely chosen not to sign a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement. The latter applies to Facetime and Skype.
However, many patients still find it convenient to communicate with our office using platforms, such as Facetime and Skype. Those modes of communication are generally not considered “secure” because the sponsoring platforms have not signed a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement with doctors. But they are transmitted using strong encryption. Some patients appreciate the tradeoff between ease of use/convenience and security. We want to accommodate your preferences. If you would like to communicate with us by Facetime and Skype, you will need to provide written authorization prior to setting up the consultation. By providing your authorization and communicating over these internet platforms, you are accepting the risk to your personal information and accept that if messages are sent through such channels, they may no longer be protected by HIPAA.
We will keep your preferences in force with no current expiration date until we learn otherwise. You can change your mind at any point down the road by updating your preferences in writing. Finally, whether or not you decide to use Facetime and Skype, your choice will have no impact on our decision to treat you. We are here for you.
1221 Kapiolani Blvd. Suite 1025
Honolulu, HI 96814