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Interesting Dr. appointment—COVID quarantine

 
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Hi all,

So I was literally just getting ready to head out the door for a Dr. appointment when the phone rang.  It was the nurse from the Dr’s Office asking me if I wanted to physically go into the office or would I be willing to have a phone visit.  Since this is only a med check, something I am supposed to do every 6 month, I decided to go ahead and reduce my own risk of exposure and take the phone visit.

I think this is a great way to cut down on the number of people in the office and thus reduce exposure potential.

Eric
 
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Along similar lines, I was visiting with my elderly neighbors last week, ages 88 and 79, and they told me about their trip to the doctor during this time, and the nurse came out to the car to administer a B vitamin shot and they never set foot in the doctors office.
 
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Nice. I for one am really interested in seeing how many interactions become telephonic from now on. For instance, 6 months from now, when this craziness hopefully has died down, and it's time for another appointment, will you do that one over the phone because it cuts out a lot of hassle?
 
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James,

This is all probably for the better.  I just got off the phone with my dr office doing the checkin/pre-screening.

Eric
 
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John,

Fair point.  I know that the dr office does need to take vitals occasionally.  Maybe if you have a phone app that took vitals then it could be a regular thing.

Eric
 
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Within the past  2 years I have had patients from North Carolina complain to me about having to use the computer link to speak with the Dr rather than face to face.  It looks like this was already common practice in some parts of the country.
 
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