The Nursing Post Podcast

Telemedicine the future of healthcare? l Episode 073

August 19, 2021

Although telehealth has existed for years, it had become the number one way to receive non-urgent medical care in 2020. With the pandemic last year, being quarantined and in lock down, many people were unable to receive in person medical care. With this in mind, we discuss the good and the bad. 

There are also apps that allow patients to receive counseling sessions from a mental health provider via call, facetime and/or text. Remembering that telehealth/telemedicine has its limits and should not replace the care of your primary care provider. Your PCP gives hands on care, physical exams and blood work and those are important to your total wellness.

 

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