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Petty politics and bad regulations hinder telemedicine

Originally published at The Patriot-News

Dr. Marlene Wüst-Smith practiced telemedicine before it became popular during the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, government restrictions sometimes hinder her ability to practice this innovative health care model.

“I’ve always been an early adopter of new technologies and practices,” says Wüst-Smith, a Pennsylvania-based pediatrician and founder of Physician Outlook, a digital publication dedicated to “restoring the beauty and artistry of the doctor-patient relationship.”

Wüst-Smith asserts telemedicine helps physicians build meaningful and productive relationships with their patients and, when appropriately used, also provides a cost-effective triage method.

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