Telemedicine — how primary care physicians connect with patients in a coronavirus world

(Courtesy of Dr. Thomas LaGrelius)

Dr. Thomas LaGrelius is seeing how health care providers are working differently to connect with patients in a world facing a pandemic. He has seen how primary care for non-COVID related treatments can be successful through telemedicine through his interactions with patients daily.

“Normally I would have seen her in the office, closed the wound with stitches, put the finger in a splint for five to seven days to prevent the cut from moving since it was right over a joint, and I offered to do so. She’d rather not if there was another way,” Dr. LaGrelius recounts. Health care is meeting patients in their homes with telemedicine.

Read more on how Dr. LaGrelius views his experience with telemedicine.

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