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Doctors Tell How to Make the Most of Your Telehealth Visits

By Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News

When the pandemic sidelined in-office visits at his practice, Dr. Dael Waxman “wasn’t exactly thrilled with being at home.” But he quickly shifted gears to video and telephone appointments.

Now, he finds, there are good reasons to keep these options open even as in-office visits have resumed and many parts of the country have sharply loosened coronavirus restrictions.

One is that some patients “have to overcome a lot of obstacles to get to me,” said Waxman, a family physician with Atrium Health in Charlotte, North Carolina. “I have lots of single mothers. They have to leave work, get their kids out of school and then take two buses. Why would they want to do that if they don’t have to?”

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