KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Telemedicine is a tool health care professionals are turning to during the COVID-19 pandemic to continue to serve patients and help stop the spread of the virus.
The tool gives physicians the ability to give patient care on-demand without putting vulnerable patients at risk.
An example of telemedicine at work: Michael Bernard’s office, a Covenant Health internal medicine physician.
Covenant Medical Group is offering telemedicine appointments for patients. Bernard began seeing patients through the service when the COVID-19 pandemic started.
“The convenience is here to stay. I think it’s better for the patient, they get the help they want when they need it, I also think it’s good for people who are working, they don’t need to take a half day,” said Bernard. FULL STORY HERE