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By Jim Miller
Savvy Senior 

How to Make the Most of Your Telehealth Appointment

 


Dear Savvy Senior,

I manage a large doctor’s clinic that treats hundreds of seniors each month. We are moving to more telehealth visits to help keep our patients safe at home during the coronavirus pandemic, but this new way of seeing a doctor is befuddling to many of our elder patients. Can you write a column educating patients on how to prepare for a telehealth appointment?

Regular Reader

Dear Reader,

To help keep patients safe and at home during the coronavirus crisis, more doctors and health care providers are turning to telehealth (a.k.a. telemedicine) appointments, which are remote e-visits using a digital communication device like a smartphone, tablet or computer.

Although tel...



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