Telemedicine on the Rise Since COVID-19
Multiple styles of medicine can be practiced online in the convenience of a client's home. Traditional health care systems are doing this, but the newest player is the functional medicine and CAM style of personalized medicine. Online visits flawlessly integrated with a patient's healthcare well especially given the national specialty labs that drop-ship to the home. Many of the treatments are nutraceutical, nutritional, bio-identical hormones and lifestyle management pieces.
Online physicians develop a very lasting and personal connection to the patient and client but do not serve as the insurance-driven PCP. Patients are flocking to this style of medicine to sift through all of the information on the internet and media platforms. COVID-19 taught us that there is much we can do across the miles without any travel required!!! The future of medicine will include the personal integrative online physician advisor in addition to a traditional medical team.