Got an email saying you have pending appointments? No problem! Pending appointments are appointments that have been booked but have not yet been entered into your practice management software (ie, Dentrix, Open Dental, Eaglesoft).
In order to get these appointments added to your practice management software, you just need to restart LocalMed on the computer that LocalMed is installed on. This computer will have a red cross icon on the desktop that reads "LocalMed Connect."
Before you begin the procedure to re-sync to LocalMed, please check to ensure that you have set up the following in the LocalMed portal:
Providers, IDs, and operatories have been added to LocalMed
Provider availability and schedule is current in LocalMed
Appointment types are available in LocalMed
Check out our Getting Setup collection for guides on best practices and step-by-step instructions so that you can make sure your LocalMed account is fully set up.
Method 1: Restart LocalMed from the Services Panel
Once you've checked your LocalMed portal and have confirmed that providers, schedules, and appointment types are active and correct, please follow the steps below to restart LocalMed from your server computer.
Click Start (the windows icon in the bottom left hand corner) on your desktop
Type Services, this will pop up with a search section
Click on the Services App (gear icon)
Find and right-click LocalMed Connect
Method 2: Restart LocalMed from the Admin Console
If the first method doesn't successfully resolve pending LocalMed appointments, please follow the steps below to restart LocalMed from your server computer.
Find the LocalMed icon in the tray. The tray is found in the bottom right of your desktop
Right-click on the LocalMed icon
Click Admin Client
Select the Services tab (if this tab does not appear right away, click anywhere in the Admin Console window)
Right-click on LocalMed Connect Service
Click Restart Service
After clicking to restart, click on the Status tab and check to ensure that the sync is in progress
If you do not see a sync progress bar, please click on the refresh icon to begin the sync
Resolved: Updated Appointment Status
After the LocalMed restart is completed, the previously pending appointment status(es) will be updated to show as either Scheduled, Rejected or Conflicted.
Scheduled means the appointment has been inserted into the Practice Management Software calendar. No action is required if it updates to this status. A confirmation email will be sent to the patient:
If a patient who is Black-Listed attempts to schedule an appointment it will be
marked as Rejected. If the status reflects this, we will send an email to the patient
with the following notice:
Conflicted means the appointment could not be scheduling due to a conflict in the Practice Management Software's calendar. If the status reflects this, we will send an email notification to the patient with the following notice: