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Is telehealth here to stay?

With the surge of doctors’ offices transitioning to telemedicine platforms during the coronavirus crisis, many patients are left wondering whether the remote services are a practical alternative to your average doctor visit. Telehealth and telemedicine platforms allow doctors and nurses to practice medicine virtually. You can easily get a prescription refill or ask your doctor questions at the click of a button without ever setting foot in an office. The convenience of the “e-doc” is meant to streamline medicine and the services it provides. More recently doctors have been using the platform to keep their patients safe from the coronavirus. Dr. Carolynn Francavilla-Brown, a family practitioner who has been using telehealth plat ...