Safeguards needed in MD teleconferencing

Re: “The doctor will see you now — via video from Ontario,” Oct. 1.

MedviewMD’s model of teleconferencing with a physician combined with the physical attendance of an LPN is useful for only a part of the medical care that people without family doctors need.

The patient in the article was told she’d be referred to a gynecologist for a Pap smear. Will patients needing breast exams, prostate exams, etc., also need specialist referrals?

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