Dialer Video FAQ

Before jumping into our FAQ, it may be helpful to read Placing Your First Call (on Mobile app), Placing Your First Call (on Desktop) and Patient Resources

General Questions

Feature Questions

Security Questions

Troubleshooting Questions


General Questions

What devices support Dialer Video?

Dialer Video is available on the Doximity App for iPhone and Android. A desktop version is currently available at www.doximity.com/dialer/video

Device OS requirements: 

  • iPhone software version 12.0 or higher
  • Android software version 6.0 or higher. 

Here's how to find out what version OS your phone has. 

Doximity App requirements: 

  • You must have the latest version of the Doximity App on your device. Here’s how to check your app version. 

Desktop (and iPad) Browser Requirements:

  • iPad: safari
  • MacOS Desktop: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge
  • Windows Desktop: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge

Is Dialer available for the iPad?

Yes! Dialer video is available on iPad. To get started, make sure your Doximity iPad app is updated to the latest version and follow the same steps as you would if you were placing a video call on the mobile app.

Who can use Dialer Video?

To use any of Doximity Dialer’s communication tools (video, calling, voicemail, or texting), you must be:

  • A verified Doximity member
  • If you're a physician, NP, PA, pharmacist or medical student, you can use Dialer now
  • Otherwise, you must also be on a physician’s Care Team on Doximity 

Can't I just use FaceTime?

Apple's FaceTime is limited to iPhones. With Dialer Video your patient can join you on an Android or Apple phone or a web browser on their desktop computer. More info under Patient Resources


Feature Questions

Can I add a third participant to my video call?

Yes, you can add a 3rd or 4th participant in four different ways! Watch this tutorial video to see how it works. 

    • Text a link to join (best for adding a family member)
    • Dial phone number (best for adding a translator)
    • Copy link to the clipboard (best for patients who want to join via their computer)
    • Patient handoff (best for if the patient needs to schedule a follow-up appointment)

Can I call from my computer?

Yes, to place a video call using Dialer on your computer visit, doximity.com/dialer/video. Step-by-step instructions can be found here.

Can I share my screen with my patient?

Yes, you can share your screen when using Dialer Video from your desktop. Step-by-step instructions can be found here

What does the Recents tab do? 

Recents shows a log of all the video calls you’ve had using Dialer Video (including calls on the Doximity App and on desktop). It also shows you the time you sent the video call invite to your patient and how long you were on the video call with them. 

Can I view a history or log of my video calls? 

Yes, you can. On the main Dialer screen, there is a clock icon titled “Recents” placed on the right of the number “0”. Clicking this icon will give you access to your call log and the time duration of each call. 

Mobile App
Go to the "recents" button on the Dialer tab. You'll see an option for "Videos". This includes a list of all video calls including the timestamp and total call duration.

The Dialer Video Homepage on desktop displays a history/call log of all the video calls you’ve had (on desktop and on mobile) including the timestamp and total call duration.

How do I rejoin a video call with my patient?

The video call link will be accessible by the patient for 5 hours after it's first created. If you hang up the video call with your patient, you can rejoin:

Mobile App

  1. Tap "rejoin" on the screen when you first hang-up, or 
  2. Go to your "recents" and open the "Videos" tab. If you hold down one of the call records, you'll see an option for "Join Video Call". Tapping this will bring you back to the video call.


  1. Click the ‘Rejoin’ button on the screen when you first hang-up, or
  2. Click the green ‘Join’ button on Dialer Video Homepage screen under Recents (photo below) 


Your patient will need to access the video call through the link sent via SMS.

Will my personal number ever be visible to my patient?

No. The caller ID number used in the Dialer App is what your patient will see on their device and on their phone bills. Your personal number will never be available to the patient through Dialer.

Will I be notified when my patient joins the call? 

Yes, we will send you a text message from a 415 number when your patient joins the video call. The text will only be sent when your patient joins the call if you decide to leave the call before they join.

Can I call my patient and walk them through the process? 

Yes! If you want to take a patient step by step through the process as you start the video call, it is best to utilize Call Nudge. For Desktop, click HERE

If you want to contact them ahead of the call, know that if your patient clicks on the text to join your video call while you are on the phone with them, they will receive an error. Smartphones do not allow applications to access the microphone/camera while the phone is being used for a call. Therefore, you will need to hang up before they click on the link. 

What does the timestamp mean on the Recents list?

The patient queue is visible on the Desktop version of Dialer Video. The time shown on your Recents list is the time you sent the video call invite to your patient.

How do I change the number I get text notifications sent to?

Mobile App

  • Open up the Doximity application and tap on the Dialer tab
  • Tap on the Settings button (the gear icon under the number 7)
  • Tap on This Device Number
  • Enter your real cell phone number here
  • Tap on Save


On the Dialer Video Homepage next to Recents you'll see a settings icon. Click 'Settings', then click 'Edit' next to the number you have entered (see photo below). Then you'll be brought to a pop-up screen where you can update the mobile number you'd like text alerts sent to.

Note: This number will never be shared with patients.


How do I invite my patient without a smartphone to my video call?

To invite your patient without a smartphone to your video call you'll need to email them the video call URL. For steps on how to do this, review the following FAQs:


How to Send a Video Link from the Desktop if your Patient doesn't have a Smartphone 

Mobile App

How to Send a video link from the App if your Patient doesn't have a Smartphone


What number will show up on my patient's caller ID when I use Call Nudge?

Mobile App

When using Call Nudge in the mobile app, the number selected at the top of your screen when sending the invitation to your patient is the number that your patients will see when using Call Nudge.



When using Call Nudge on Desktop you'll see a drop-down list of all the dialer Caller ID numbers you've set in the Mobile App. The number you select in the drop-down list is the number that your patients will see when using Call Nudge.


How do I change the number that shows up for my patient when I use Call Nudge?

The office phone number listed on your Doximity profile will automatically populate as your call nudge and call back number in Dialer. You can add or edit numbers at any time. Here's how.


Security Questions

Is Doximity Dialer Video HIPAA Compliant?

Yes, Doximity is secure, facilitating encrypted, HIPAA compliant communications with patients. Read more here

Are video calls recorded?

No, video calls are not and will never be recorded.

Do video links expire?

Video links expire 5 hours after the call is first placed. Video links change every time you start a new video call; video links cannot be re-used for other patients. 

If patients access a link after the expiration period, they will see a screen that tells them the link is no longer accessible and to contact their medical provider's office.

Can I edit the message sent to my patient?

No. For security purposes, we do not allow you to edit the message sent to patients. 

How do I make sure my personal mobile number is not visible to patients when I place a video call?

Make sure to select the proper "caller ID" number at the top of the Dialer screen before initiating the video call. 

The number selected as caller ID will be used in the secure message sent to your patient. E.g., If you select your office number of (415) 555-4444, then the message will display "If you have any questions, please call (415) 555-4444.

Can patients see the nickname(s) I give to my phone numbers?

No, the nicknames you give your callback numbers are for your internal use. They will not be displayed to the recipients of your call - only the phone number will.

Can I get a BAA? 

The Doximity member BAA is incorporated into the Doximity Terms of Service. The execution date of your BAA would be the date you agreed to the Terms of Service in connection with your Doximity account registration. If you are interested at an institution level, reach out to DialerEnterprise@doximity.com for more information.

Are enterprise partnerships available? 

Yes, we offer enterprise partnerships. Reach out to DialerEnterprise@doximity.com for more information.


Troubleshooting Questions



NOTE:   Using the Doximity Dialer Video feature will use your standard cellular data. 


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