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Telemedicine & COVID-19

Alexandra Kreps Alexandra Kreps May 1, 2020

I have always been a believer in telemedicine and began utilizing this form of clinical care prior to COVID-19 due to my strong belief in its rising importance in medicine. So what can I do for you via telemedicine? 

I can take care of a lot of illnesses and issues that do not necessarily require a physical exam. Some of the most commonly treated telemedicine issues include urinary tract infections, sinusitis, conjunctivitis, and birth control. Telemedicine is also helpful in the management of chronic conditions such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol, to name a few. 

Of course, there is always value in being able to see patients in person to conduct a physical exam and do any necessary laboratory testing or imaging. Telemedicine can be cost effective, convenient, and provide expanded access to healthcare practitioners. Now, due to COVID-19, it has been placed at the forefront of primary care practice and may continue to do so post pandemic. 

I do truly miss seeing patients in person and forming those human connections. Hopefully that can return soon but until then, I’m using several video-visit platforms to continue to deliver my medical services to as many as possible in this incredibly trying time.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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