Atlanta, GA Based Dr Elaina George is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist available for interviews In Studio, Skype and via Phone
- The same forces that have made instant messaging and video calls part of daily life for many Americans are now shaking up basic medical care. Health systems and insurers are rushing to offer video consultations for routine ailments, convinced they will save money and relieve pressure on overextended primary care systems in cities and rural areas alike. And more people like Ms. DeVisser, fluent in Skype and FaceTime and eager for cheaper, more convenient medical care, are trying them out.
STORY LINK: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/12/health/modern-doctors-house-calls-skype-chat-and-fast-diagnosis.html?_r=0
Dr Elaina George Says This About House Calls Via Skype Chat
Virtual medicine cannot replace the foundation of examining the patient.
- The fact that 40% of the visits ending in a prescription at lot be necessary. In the example given about the sinus infection, the patient may kit have needed an antibiotic at all since most sinus infections are viral.
- Under treating a medical problem may cost the patient more with a late diagnosis or a missed diagnosis. For example, failing to treat a dental infection can be a problem since they can rapidly progress to an airway emergency if under treated or if the patient gets an ineffective antibiotic. They will become an ENT emergency due to an airway obstruction.
- One has to wonder what roll the accountable care organizations play since hospitals are jumping on the band wagon. The more they treat patients remotely foregoing in hospital treatments, the more money they can keep at the end of the year in their ACO’s to share in the profits among their members
What Are The Positives & Negatives Of Modern Doctors’ House Calls Via Skype Chat? Interviews Available With Doctor
Atlanta, GA Based – Dr Elaina George is a Board Certified Otolaryngologist. She graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Biology. She received her Masters degree in Medical Microbiology from Long Island University, and received her medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Dr George completed her residency at Manhattan, Eye Ear & Throat Hospital. She is on the advisory council of Project 21 black leadership network, an initiative of The National Center for Public Policy Research. Dr George hosts her own radio show, “Medicine On Call” and she is also a keynote speaker many organizations.
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