Making House Calls: Austin Urology Institute Moves into the Future

May 12, 2016

“Facetime with your Physician”


As medicine advances, so should its ability to better take into account the demands and stresses of modern life. We have made a lot of progress in how we treat diseases, from ultrasonic kidney stone treatment to minimally invasive cancer-fighting robotic surgery. Now we have a new way of treating more patients, maximizing access and bringing our award winning care to wherever our patients are located.


Today, Austin Urology Institute announces a new partnership with Chiron Health to offer tele-medicine consultations for our patients throughout Austin, Texas, and now Worldwide.


Patient consultations via video conferencing, transmission of still images, and remote monitoring of vital signs can all be made over wireless devices, and are now available to Dr. Koushik Shaw and his team of physicians at Austin Urology Institute. Cancer patients in Lubbock, Texas and northern Oklahoma have recently received treatment from Dr. Shaw via telemedicine, and now Austin Urology Institute can do the same for patients all around the world.


Facilitated by the professionals at Chiron Health, tele-medicine promotes the efforts of doctors treating patients from around the world, while reducing the overall cost of treatment for patients seeking care. Now, a single trip to Austin may be all that is required to conduct an operation – patients can discuss the procedure, transfer medical records, and provide samples from the comfort of home, anywhere in the world.


The majority of insurance companies now provide coverage for Telemedicine services, so the convenience of visiting with Dr. Shaw and his staff can be brought to our patients on the go, anywhere in the world with an internet connection, at no additional charge beyond a standard office visit. Given the increasing cost of time with long or challenging drive times, telemedicine may actually prove to be a time and cost saving endeavor.


To schedule a telemedicine visit, call us at 512-694-8888 or visit us at