Gastric Doctor Calls
One of the fastest growing Types of Video Conference Calls are between Gastric Bypass Doctors and their Obese to Extremely Obese Patients.
This is not being done for Patient Convenience or because the Doctor can cram more patients into each Day’s Billing.
Rather its because so many of the Patients are having to go long distances to find their Specialist and regular appointments require a long distance drive, sometimes multi day.
The other reason is because some patients cannot physically get to the Doctor even if they were in the same city.
Highly obese Patients weighting 600 pounds plus cannot safely travel and so it has to be for a very good reason that they make a trip.
Also in these cases the Doctors are generally looking for a commitment from the patients to actually loose weight before they want them to take the Chances of traveling for in person appointments.
This type of Doctor Patient interaction has literally been a lifesaver for many patients.
Virtual Class Rooms
Medical education is another area where videoconferencing is advantageous. A great deal of medical education involves actually seeing the part of the body that is being discussed, as well as seeing diagrams, charts, photographs, and video footage. All of this can be accomplished with videoconferencing, giving far-away students the benefit of learning from a particularly good professor, or being able to see the signs of various diseases or conditions better than is possible in a small photo in a textbook. Standardized teaching is greatly enhanced by videoconferencing, as many people can be taught the same information in the same way, which promotes better communication between healthcare professionals, and leads to better patient outcomes.
Medical Specialists and their Patients
Some Medical Specialists are only available in Large Urban centers, making it difficult for a Face to Face Appointment, for example Cancer Specialists. Video Conferencing making having appointments with your doctors not only possible but also economical, and is invaluable to Rural Patients.
Medical breakthroughs and new information can be widely disseminated through videoconferencing, as well. One of the difficult aspects of practicing medicine is ensuring that the information that you are using to treat patients is current, and as accurate as possible. Video conferences for medical informational updates can be an excellent way to facilitate this.
I wonder what our ancestors would think of seeing a sick child being accurately diagnosed and successfully treated from a thousand miles away. I think they would approve.
While many people work in a traditional office and only go to meetings down the hallway, a new breed of satellite office workers are now only using Video Conferencing methods for all there meetings. Read our Main Article on Video Conferencing to understand your options and limitations.