Telemedicine: Healthcare From Your Couch

Telemedicine: Healthcare From Your Couch


Compass Pediatrics Families:


Our mission at Compass Pediatrics to serve, educate and advocate for our patients and their families. In carrying out our mission our main goal is to be open and available to take care of your family and provide you with reliable, up to date information as we navigate COVID-19 together.

We have made some adjustments from our typical work model to best do that, and one of those adjustments is the use of telemedicine! This has been a vital part of our function as a clinic in the last few weeks as we have been able to serve our patients from the comfort of their homes!

Watch this video!


Things to know:


  • We are using Zoom and Doximity as telemedicine platforms
  • We are seeing a variety of visit types this way:
    • Behavior consults
    • Anxiety and Depression consults
    • ADHD visits
    • Asthma and allergy checks
    • Medication follow up
    • Sick visits: rashes, pink eye, common cold symptoms
  • We ask you to use good lighting during these visits- shining it on your face rather than behind you.
  • Be sure to be in an area that you have a strong WIFI connection.
  • It is also important to know that if you are using your home internet, this is going to stretch your bandwidth, so your kids may need to take a break on their tv and tablet time.
  • Telemedicine can help you address simple illnesses before they develop. We do not want people to go to urgent care or the ER!
  • You can be seen for a first-time visit via telemedicine!
    • This extends to your friends and family that may need to see a doctor, but their provider may not be offering telemedicine
  • Insurance is treating tele-visits the same as office visits!
  • We are keeping a card on file for each family to help facilitate collecting copays and patient balances.
  • We are available to see you for SAME DAY appointments! Call us at 615-461-0656!


Other Resources:


Our website has a Pediatric Symptom Checker that we want everyone to be reminded of. This is an EXCELLENT resource that we are grateful to offer. Visit the link to explore as it will guide you through your child’s symptoms to help you determine a reliable course of action to best treat your child!




Mary Kathryn Oliver, a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, is delighted to be back in Sumner County where both she and her husband were born and raised. After graduating from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing she worked as a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Nurse at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Her passion for caring for children continued to grow as she obtained her Master’s of Science in Nursing with a Pediatric Concentration to become a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. During her career as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner she has precepted graduate students from Vanderbilt, Belmont, Union University, and the University of Tennessee. She loves the ability to teach and strives to give back to the future of nursing through teaching, mentoring, and precepting. She is Board Certified in Pediatrics and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics as well as the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners.