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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...
Although most sleep experts will tell you to turn off your digital devices for a good night’s sleep, it turns out that the key to better rest may actually be on those screens after all. Sleep issues are some of the most vexing because poor sleep affects every aspect of our lives, both physical and mental, and can even shorten our lives. The US alone loses over $400 billion each year to the effects of sleep deprivation. The National...
With chronic disease numbers from diabetes to coronary artery disease on the rise, it's no wonder that some patients are looking elsewhere for healthcare solutions. Yet, searches for so called "alternative" treatment modalities can be confusing when there's a whole alphabet soup of terminology being thrown around. For example, what is holistic medicine? How is it different from functional, naturopathic, or homeopathic medicine? And...
Telemedicine is an innovative field, and we’re proud to be a part of it. Our goal is to help telemedicine professionals find rewarding work that meets their lifestyle needs.  The growing demand for telemedicine, and the proliferation of new technologies to deliver this service, is one of the most remarkable modern-day success stories in health care. There is much to be said about the innovation and creativity that surrounds the...
I received an intriguing email from a colleague the other day. We're in different fields of medicine, but we both made the transition from  brick and mortar clinics to virtual clinics about a year ago.   That said, we were generally living similar lives to many of our friends who are not in medicine, with our trip to our clinics now replaced with a trip to converted home offices. Although we had encountered colleagues...
At White Coat Remote, our motto is “Where do you work?” because one of the biggest perks of being a telemedicine provider is getting to choose where you live. Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventures, family-friendly neighborhoods or low taxes, we’ve got you covered! Check out our top 5 cities to live in as a telemedicine provider. AUSTIN, TEXAS A Cultural Renaissance Awaits… Quirky...
By the spring of 2020, a realization struck me. For the first time since I had started in medicine, there was a chance that we wouldn't have enough money coming into clinic to keep the lights on. We had recommended our patients stay home and isolate during the beginning of the pandemic, and thankfully, most of them were listening (we're blessed with great patients). However, you can't keep a medical office open without...
Love. It's a strong word, especially when used to describe your job. People might give you a collective eye roll but a lot of us became involved in healthcare because we love what we do. Or we wanted to anyway. Somewhere along the way though, it seems that something went horribly, horribly wrong. Rates of burnout , dissatisfaction, and general discontent are up as bureaucratic tasks have piled higher and higher and time with...
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 2020. 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...
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...