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In COVID era, telemedicine becomes new normal for patient care in Greenwich, Stamford

Greenwich Time reports medical professionals in various fields have found telehealth to be vital when treating patients safely during the COVID-19 pandemic, and have embraced it as a part of their everyday health care delivery options.

HSS sports medicine surgeon Samuel A. Taylor, MD, wondered if he could deliver the same level of pre- and post-operative care by working with his patients over a computer screen, however the past few months have made him a telemedicine believer. “Telemedicine is a very good thing,” said Dr. Taylor. “It will continue to endure in my practice.”

Additionally, Michelle Shafiro PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS, physical therapist at HSS, encouraged patients to fill reusable grocery bags with canned soup instead of traditional weights when doing strength training in their kitchens. Patients who are on crutches, restricted from driving because of surgery or immunocompromised were ideal candidates for telemedicine. “As physical therapists, we’re so hands-on and used to spending a lot of time with patients,” said Shafiro. “We shifted and adjusted. You do what you can with what you’ve got.”

Read the full article at CTInsider.com.