Telemedicine – virtual appointments with doctors and health professionals – has become the only way many people can get the care they need during the pandemic. But some see unexpected advantages to the telemedicine surge. Now more people can see a doctor without taking time off work. Or struggling to arrange childcare. Or finding a way to evade a controlling life partner. Is it possible that telemedicine could even help to close health disparities across race, class and age, and improve gender equity?
Host: Brigid Schulte, Director, Better Life Lab at New America.
Amanda Williams, Ob/gyn and Physician, and Maternity Director for Kaiser Permanente Oakland.
Lucy McBride, Primary Care physician who writes a daily newsletter on Covid & physical and mental health.
Minakshi Raj, Incoming Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, who researches family caregiving and health information technology.