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Telemedicine: How is Virtual Health Care Working for Doctors & Patients During the Covid Crisis?


As much of the non-coronavirus health care in Maine shifts to telemedicine, we discuss how that is working for doctors and patients. For years, telehealth has been touted as a helpful tool for both health care providers and patients who face challenges meeting in person. Now that it's being implemented widely due to the pandemic, what are the pros and cons of virtual doctor's visits? And will this change the delivery of health care in the future?


Jasmine Bishop, director of telehealth, MaineHealth

Michael Ross, pediatrician, Northern Light Pediatric Primary Care; regional chief medical information officer, Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center

Mary Prybylo, (call-in), president, St. Joseph Healthcare/St. Joseph Hospital 

Brad Rand (call-in), president, Maine Dental Association

Lisa Letourneau (call-in), senior advisor, delivery system change, Maine Department of Health & Human Services

Gregory Adey (call-in), urologist, Fore River Urology, South Portland

Poppy Arford (call-in), patient from Brunswick, recently had a telemedicine visit