Telemedicine Is a Tool—Not a Replacement for Your Doctor’s Touch

Telemedicine Is a Tool—Not a Replacement for Your Doctor’s Touch

By April 2020, one national study found, telemedicine visits already accounted for 13% of all medical claims compared with 0.15% a year earlier. By May, Johns Hopkins’ neurology department was conducting 95% of patient visits virtually compared with just 10 such visits weekly the year before, for example. COVID-19 let virtual medicine out of the bottle. After a head injury last April — when I couldn’t yet drive — I was grateful for some insurance-reimbursed virtual visits with doctors and physical therapists. Is a video call worth the same as an in-person doctor’s visit?

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