Doing telemedicine amid coronavirus crisis has taught me things about my patients I’d never have known before | Expert Opinion

By | April 14, 2020

Stoneleigh Fellow Nadia Dowshen authored an op-ed for The Philadelphia Inquirer on how transitioning to telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed opportunities to improve patients’ quality of care.

As a pediatrician caring for youth living with HIV and transgender youth, COVID-19 has been incredibly challenging. Our clinics provide lifesaving care to these patients, but as we shelter-in-place, how do we keep those we can’t see in-person alive and well?

The answer has been telemedicine, thanks to rapid policy changes that made this a new possibility.

It was challenging to transform how we practice in a week, but it has also been a true joy, revealing incredible opportunities.

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