Virtual Consultations

Virtual appointment consultation

We always prefer to see our patients in person for their consultations or follow-ups but Dr.
Kristin Tarbet understands that in some circumstances that is not always possible or practical.
Here is an outline of our virtual appointment process.

Initial Consultation

Virtual consultations take place over facetime with Dr. Kristin Tarbet or any of our providers.
Once you call to schedule an appointment, our team will assist you in setting up the
appointment. You will be given a list of instructions once you have scheduled. In your
instructions you will be asked to include pictures so that the patient care coordinator can
prepare a chart for you before your consultation.
In your facetime virtual consultation, you can ask questions and voice your concerns. It should
take about 30 minutes, the same as it does in the office.
We recommend when you have your consultation with the physician or any of our providers that
you find a private, well-lit room so that you feel comfortable as they go over your health history.
Once your consultation is complete your provider will create a treatment plan and the patient
care coordinator will then follow-up with you by phone and email you any further details.

Follow-up virtual consultation

If you are an existing patient of the practice and circumstances are not allowing you to come in
for your follow-up appointment, we also will have our providers available for facetime
consultations. The staff will arrange an appointment time for you with instructions before
scheduling.

Meeting face to face

While most of your consultation can be performed on-line, we still believe it is important to meet

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Dear Patients and valued Clients:

In preparation of your upcoming appointments, we have added additional safety measures to ensure your safety and well-being until further notice:

  • All visitors and patients are required to wear a face covering to their appointment or entering the clinic. You will remove your mask only when having your examination or treatment.
  • All patients will call the office when they arrive for their appointment so that a medical staff member will escort you to a private sanitized room.
  • All employees, visitors and patients are screened daily with health questions and temperature scans by our medical team.
  • Any Brilliant Distinction points should be redeemed prior to your appointment. After all transactions, the credit card terminal will be disinfected.
  • Hand sanitizer and antibacterial soap is available in each examination room, receptionist station, waiting room and restroom.
  • We will be cleaning exam chairs after each patient, all surfaces, ophthalmology lamps, and computer key boards after every patient.
  • If you do not feel well, we will be rescheduling any and all patients who don’t feel their best and/or suspect possible exposure. Please know this is for the safety of other patients and staff.
  • The office will continue to follow its regular disinfecting protocols for the front desk counter, waiting room counters, restrooms and door handles.
  • Our large facility and multiple patient rooms should accommodate social spacing to minimize unnecessary contact.


We will be scheduling patients far enough apart to provide an atmosphere where you will feel that your clinic provider is just there for you. We will be doing our best to practice social distancing. We appreciate your patience and understanding so that we can create a positive environment where you can come to your appointment and feel comfortable.

Warm regards, Dr. Kristin Tarbet & Team