During the show, Dr. Scherz and host, Dr. Bruce Feinberg, spoke about the impact the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has made on the healthcare industry specifically through telemedicine.
In the age of various social media applications and telehealth partners, telemedicine can easily become an effective way to conduct healthcare appointments. During the segment, Dr. Scherz discussed the ways in which Georgia Urology has transformed their practice into a virtual one, and how they expect to see the demand for telemedicine post-coronavirus.
Dr. Scherz also took a few questions from callers in regard to general health conditions that can be scheduled for telemedicine appointments. He and host, Dr. Bruce Feinberg, also answered several questions about the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Additionally, Dr. Scherz outlined the parameters that have changed in these past few weeks which have allowed telemedicine to become easier to implement, such as new patient access via telemedicine platforms.
Georgia Urology, the largest practice of urology in the Atlanta area and the Southeast, specializes in Men’s Health, Women’s Health, and Pediatric Urology. Dr. Scherz explained that they have incorporated telemedicine into their practice to provide the safest environment for all patients. He also noted that the implementation of telemedicine has enabled Georgia Urology to continue treating patients for many adult urologic and pediatric health concerns. He described how Georgia Urology has successfully been able to convert 80-90% of their appointments to telemedicine visits.
Lastly, Dr. Scherz suggested to listeners to follow all recommendations made by experts, and most importantly, stay calm and stay safe during these challenging times.
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