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Old 05-23-2012, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Cartersville, GA
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This concept has gained a lot of momentum in recent years. It’s ideal for people in rural areas who would otherwise need to drive long distances to see a certain specialist, and rural hospitals that do not have certain specialists on staff (Cartersville Medical Center in Georgia used this technology for Neurology consults for several months before they were able to recruit a Neurologist onto their staff.) The idea of online counseling has really taken off recently. It has its uses, but as the article points out, there are many cases where medicine via. teleconference should not be used.
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Old 05-27-2012, 04:06 PM
 
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sounds better than waiting an hour in the waiting room...and then another 15 mins in the exam room
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