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

What our
are saying

Always get clarity and understanding…

Dianne has always help me understand the complicated issues of hypothyroidism, understanding the symptoms and long term effects. She has helped with my dietary needs and overall well being. Highly recommend if you are still feeling the symptoms even if your on traditional medications.

—- MC

The best part of talking with new patients…

I have worked with Dianne Hinton at Calmglow for 4 years. I receive calls from new patients every day. I think the best part of talking with new patients is that I give them the knowledge and hope in knowing that I–like all of Dianne’s staff–was her patient before her employee. I think that says a lot about Dianne as a practitioner. She is very compassionate and caring towards each individual patient.

— Cindy Toste

Diane Hinton saved my life!

After over a year of traditional doctors misdiagnosing and mistreating my illness, Diane immediately got it right. She identified the root cause of my illness, and I went from being chronically ill to healed and healthy in less than a year. Diane listens to and cares for her patients like no one I’ve ever known. I highly recommend her for diagnosing the true health issues, rather than just treating your symptoms.

— Sarah Hayes

My husband and I just love Calmglow …

Just what is Functional Medicine?  Simply put…. I call it getting to the “cause” of a health issue. Rashes, High Pressure, Arthritis, Obesity, Insomnia, and Fatigue are a few of the issues she’s helped us with.  But what I really like best is; she doesn’t say “here, take this pill” and it’ll “treat the symptoms”.  She treats the “cause” of those symptoms so they truly go away without requiring “pills”.  Our bodies are healing, and the we feel we’re the healthiest we’ve been in a long time! What we’ve discovered about the manner in which our bodies “had been” functioning previously, from the in depth tests she recommends, was pretty astounding. We’ve learned so much since starting to see her as our practitioner, I would never choose to go back to an Allopathic doctor!