Calmglow Office Opening May 11, 2020


In light of the news from Governor Newsome regarding modifications of the stay at home order, Calmglow offices will be open on May 11, 2020 to see patients in the office.


In addition to in-person office visits, Calmglow will continue to offer virtual telehealth visits. To quote Governor Newsom, “COVID-19 will be present in our communities until there is a vaccine or therapeutic, and it will be up to all of us to change our behavior and eliminate opportunities for the disease to spread.” We understand that, at this time, being able to obtain healthcare from the safety of our homes is the best option for many people.


In following the guidelines regarding reopening safely, Calmglow has established the following protocols for in person office visits:


  • If you have been exposed to COVID-19 recently or are experiencing any of the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell, please stay home and call our office to schedule a virtual telehealth visit.


  • Everyone is required to wear masks while in the Calmglow offices (patients and Calmglow staff).


  • Practice physical distancing of 6 feet from others within the Calmglow office.


  • Hand sanitizer will be available throughout Calmglow’s offices and we recommend all to use it frequently while visiting.


Calmglow’s offices are thoroughly disinfected and an enhanced disinfection protocol is in place.


Calmglow’s virtual telehealth rates remain unchanged. Below are Calmglow’s rates:


New patient initial telehealth visit


New patient initial in-person visit


Established patient telehealth 1-hour visit


Established patient in-person 1-hour visit


Established patient telehealth 45-minute visit


Established patient in-person 45-minute visit


Established patient telehealth 30-minute visit


Established patient in-person 30-minute visit



Supplements and test kits prices remain unchanged.


We at Calmglow are here to support our patients’ health and wellbeing during this time and beyond. Please call our office at (209) 247-9170 if you have any questions or to schedule a virtual telehealth or in person appointment.


To your health.


Dianne Hinton NP, PA, IFM-C

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Virtual Office Visit: Security and Privacy Protection


We at Calmglow want to reassure our patients that we are following the security recommendations in connection to our virtual office visits. Our patients’ security and privacy are a core concern. Before we moved forward with setting up a virtual office visit option, we investigated all of the issues that were originally reported with Zoom and implemented the recommended security measures.


Below are the recommendations from the FBI to ensure the security of a virtual meeting room.  While Calmglow would never have shared a virtual office visit link on social media or other public venues, we realize that many of our patients are conducting virtual meetings for the first time and wanted to share the recommended best practices. 

  • Do not make meetings or classrooms public.
  • Do not share a link to a teleconference or classroom on an unrestricted publicly available social media post.
  • Provide the link directly to specific people.
  • Use the waiting room feature and control the admittance of guests.
  • Make screensharing “Host Only.”

Zoom has implemented changes to protect Zoom users. By default, users will now need to sign in to their Zoom account or create a Zoom account when joining a meeting with the Web client. No one can join before the Host.

Zoom removed some of its functionality, such as third-party file transfer and clickable URLs in Chat.  Once it can be safely reinstated, this functionality will return.

Zoom’s more rigorous security measures and following the recommended best practices will ensure that our virtual office visits are private and secure. 

If any of our patients would prefer to have their follow up visit via telephone as opposed to via a virtual office visit in a Zoom room, please let us know.

To your health.

Dianne Hinton, NP IFM-C

Tammy Anthony, Office Manager

Yari Alvarez, Supplement Manager

Virtual Office Visit: How To Join A Zoom Meeting

We at Calmglow prioritize our patients’ health and wellbeing. We are able to care for our patients while following the shelter in place and stay safe orders by offering virtual office visits. 


We recommend using your computer or laptop for your virtual office visit, as information will be shared and will be easier to view on a computer monitor or laptop screen.


Joining a virtual office visit is as simple as clicking a button. Realizing that not all of our patients have utilized a virtual meeting room before, below we list the steps to join a virtual meeting room. If you would rather watch a video on how to join a Zoom meeting, here is a video.


Once you have scheduled an appointment with our office, you will receive an email with information about your appointment, including the Join Zoom link. Also included is the Zoom meeting ID. 

Join Zoom Meeting



On the day of your appointment, five minutes before your appointment time, click on the Join Zoom link.  You will be prompted to either download (if this is your first time using Zoom) or launch Zoom. 

Launch or Open


Click Open 


You will see a notification that you are waiting for the host to start the meeting.

Waiting for host



While you are waiting for the host to start the meeting, test your audio. Should you have issues with your audio, here is a Zoom video helping with audio troubleshooting.


Test audio for Zoom meeting


Once your host opens the virtual meeting room, you will be virtually ushered into the virtual room and your virtual office visit will begin.


Let us know if you have any questions.


To your health.


Dianne Hinton NP, PA, IFM-C


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