rise of telemedicine

The Return of the House Call

A surprising benefit of the stay-at-home order was an increase in something that hasn’t been seen in decades. House calls. Telemedicine has been absolutely instrumental since the pandemic of COVID-19 causing Americans to be under stay-at-home orders. In a recent article from The Wall Street Journal, a doctor writes in to describe the enjoyment he had of getting to make “house calls”.

While many dermatologists have started using telemedicine, the rest of the medical field had been wary to adapt the telemedicine process. However, COVID-19 caused many doctors and nurses to have to learn telemedicine very quickly. While video visits are ideal for every appointment, they are essential for some visits.

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