Telemedicine and Chronic Patients

Telemedicine is an innovative technology that as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic, has been utilized more than ever before.

Here are some pros and cons regarding telemedicine:

These are the pros:

  • It allows you to be in touch with your Dr, without leaving the comfort of your home.
  • Your family or caregivers can be with you in the same room, listen and ask questions.
  • You have less contact with other sick patients, a form of social distancing important during these difficult times.
  • Your Dr can prescribe medications for whatever ailment is affecting you.
  • You can have chats with the medical staff about other issues such as side effects, nutrition, psychologist, and support programs.

These are the cons:

  • There is no direct contact with the Dr and there are no clinical examinations.
  • There is no direct relationship with the medical staff and especially when you are receiving active treatment.
  • The time spent with the Dr is limited and you need to be prepared with your questions and concerns beforehand. 
  • The technology is sometimes frustrating, and you might need to ask someone to help you with it.
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