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September 18th to the 24th, 2022 marks the second-ever #TelemedicineAwarenessWeek (TAW). The American Telemedicine Association created TAW with the stated goal to "provide new educational resources focused on the key advantages of hybrid care, and elevate the voices of patients and healthcare professionals who depend on telehealth to receive and deliver care." As we come up on the second annual TAW, we thought it would be a good time to...
Non-clinical roles have always been sought after by physicians feeling the burn from clinical practice. With the rise of remote work in the healthcare field, non-clinical work from home positions are more prevalent than ever and offer even greater benefits when it comes to work-life balance.   Add to that the rise of digital health startups and the field has never been more diverse, exciting, or full of opportunity. It is now...
Dr. Ali Parsa is a British-Iranian healthcare entrepreneur and engineer. He’s the founder and CEO of Babylon, the revolutionary AI and digital health company. Babylon’s mission is to put an accessible and affordable health service in the hands of every person on earth. Dr. Parsa was listed in The Times 100 people to watch. The Health Service Journal recognized him as one of ‘the 50 most influential people in UK...
Disclaimer #1: Please consult CMS.gov before participating in telemedicine as information on telemedicine CPT codes changes regularly. This article was updated from it's original publication as The Ultimate Guide to Telemedicine CPT Codes in 2021. Whether you’ve been doing telemedicine for years or just recently found a telemedicine job you love,  telemedicine CPT codes have been changing faster than most of us can...
We live in a golden age of remote work. It's the first time where physicians have the opportunity to provide much needed care at a distance.  It's lead to a whole host of physician entrepreneurs and physician builders who are changing the landscape of healthcare forever. If you're one of those healthcare providers, read on! We wanted to put together a guide of possible loans you could take advantage of. When you take the...
We are in the midst of a mental health crisis with rates of depression and anxiety only worsening over the past two years as we have faced a raging pandemic, lockdowns, and economic anxiety. Even before the pandemic, in 2019, nearly 20 million Americans were estimated to have had at least one major depressive episode, with treatment-resistant depression (TRD) occurring in approximately 30% of cases . TRD typically refers to at...
According to the  CDC , approximately 34 million Americans are living with Diabetes Mellitus. Despite advances in technology, medications, research, and education, the number of Americans with diabetes appears to be growing, not shrinking. According to the CDC, "prevalence estimates were 9.5% [of the population] in 1999–2002 and 12.0% in 2013–2016." Perhaps even more concerning, according to that same report, there are...
Dr. Ho Anh, MD is a board-certified Physician. He graduated from the University of Virginia where he received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Doctorate of Medicine. He has spent time as a Locum Tenens doctor practicing with the Veterans Health Administration in San Antonio, Texas, rural medicine on the Oregon Coast, and community health in Sacramento, California. His passion to treat patients combined with his interest in innovative...
If ever there was a year suited to both van life and telemedicine, 2020 was it. Nobody knows this better than Dr. Justin Woods, a family medicine physician and his wife Betsy, a pediatric ER nurse. The couple announced last February on Instagram that they had managed to pay off 100% of their $225,000 student loan debt in just 15 months. How did they do this? By living half of the past three years in their converted Sprinter van in the...
There are things that can be hard for patients to discuss with their healthcare provider. Telemedicine has provided an avenue for people to interact with a healthcare provider either synchronously or asynchronously and allow people to address their healthcare needs in an environment that they feel comfortable with. There are increasingly  innovative  telemedicine companies providing care for patients ranging from transgendered...
Let’s face it: healthcare is not the most glamorous profession. Sure there’s lots of TV shows about stunningly attractive doctors and nurses saving lives and taking names. But in the real world, for all the good we do, sometimes our profession can feel like it's mostly about cafeteria food, random bodily fluids, and finding time to nap. But the rise of telemedicine is changing all of that as major celebrities are taking notice of...
One of the best things about being a telemedicine provider is getting to choose where you live. As long as you hold the desired state licenses, most positions allow you to live anywhere in the US. Even outside our profession, an exodus from the big cities is a trend we have seen grow exponentially during the pandemic as remote work has gained wider popularity. A lot of the focus has been on moving to states with the lowest...