Telemedicine physicians seeing spike in area flu cases
After an early start to the flu season, cases continue to rise in Tennessee. New numbers from the Tennessee Department of Health show Chattanooga is seeing the highest spike in flu cases in the state. According to the latest data, 12% of patients are experiencing influenza-like illness. That’s a 3% increase compared to the last reporting period. “We are seeing so many calls now for the flu,” said Dr. Collins. “Every other patient is a possible flu case.” By computer or mobile app, telemedicine enables Dr. Collins to treat area flu patients on demand.