“It’s the future of health care delivery”: Task force to begin work on national strategy for virtual care
Family physician Dr. Rick Tytus started virtual visits four years ago, out of necessity. An obese patient who lived just a block from his Hamilton clinic never came in for appointments because she had difficulty climbing stairs and didn’t feel comfortable out in public. Thanks to video conferencing, Dr. Tytus is now treating her for diabetes and hypertension and has helped her lose 50 lbs.
“She now feels connected, whereas before she felt abandoned and felt the only way she could access care was by ambulance,” he says.