On this episode of the AMSSM Sports Medcast (T: @TheAMSSM) host Dr. Ashwin Rao, MD is joined by Dr. Crystal Wong, MD, a family medicine physician at the University of Washington and an Associate Medical Director at UW Neighborhood Clinics. She was instrumental in developing and implementing telemedicine services at the University of Washington during the COVID-19 pandemic, when UW saw a 29,000 percent increase of in telemedicine visits.
In this 22-minute conversation, Dr. Wong discusses her experience with telehealth services and addresses the following topics:
What do you see as the benefits of telemedicine in primary care and how might translate to other disciplines?
What are some of the challenges and barriers of telemedicine?
What types of visits are most amendable to the telehealth format?
What about efforts to replicate a physical exam virtually?
What are the challenges of administering telemedicine across state lines?
Will telemedicine continue to have a prominent role in practice after the pandemic?
What advice does she have for sports medicine providers interested in pursuing telemedicine services?
Telemedicine Management of Musculoskeletal Issues - American Family Physician (aafp.org)