Garrett D. Pohlman, MD, presented “Telemedicine Strategies for Urology Practices to Cope with the COVID-19 Outbreak​” for the Grand Rounds in Urology audience in March, 2020.

How to cite: Pohlman, Garrett D. “Telemedicine Strategies for Urology Practices to Cope with the COVID-19 Outbreak” March, 2020. Accessed Apr 2020. https://grandroundsinurology.com/telemedicine-strategies-for-urology-practices-to-cope-with-the-covid-19-outbreak/

Telemedicine Strategies for Urology Practices to Cope with the COVID-19 Outbreak – Summary:

Garrett D. Pohlman, MD, a urologist with Kearney Urology Center, P.C., discusses telemedicine strategies for urology practices to help them cope with the COVID-19 crisis. Telemedicine has been recommended by the CDC as part of the COVID-19 response, and federal regulations have been relaxed in order to broaden access. Dr. Pohlman recommends checking with both malpractice insurance as well as the different payers to ensure that telemedicine is covered before incorporating it into practice. He also recommends several platforms that doctors can quickly integrate into their practice and explains how they work. He highlights how easy they are to use for the patients and for the doctors, as well as some essential differences, specific requirements, and limitations of the telemedicine platforms. Finally, he highly recommends the benefits of being a member of a physician community where doctors can support each other and discuss how to get through these difficult times.

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For more from Dr. Pohlman, check out his Prostate Health Podcast, where he is educating the general public regarding prostate health, the conditions that affect the prostate, and the latest technology in managing these conditions. The podcast can be found at www.prostatehealthpodcast.com as well as most major Podcast platforms and Apple Podcasts.