Exploring Telemedicine Physician Practice Opportunities
Options are abundant for physicians with a good ‘webside’ manner and willingness to adapt, but due diligence is essential
Telemedicine, in the form of virtual patient visits using video platforms, has been making inroads into the broader physician practice realm for more than a decade, but when the pandemic hit, it exploded. Practically overnight, traditional practices and health systems scrambled to get technology in place to ensure that patients at risk for contracting the coronavirus — or experiencing poor outcomes if they did get COVID-19 — had some means of connecting with their physicians. Simultaneously, companies that were already in the virtual-visit business experienced exponential growth in demand for physicians to provide services.