Telehealth is seeing growing usage in Northern Health, and patients and physicians are seeing the benefits.
"I had a lady sitting on her patio drinking coffee in Quesnel, and I did a followup with her [from Prince George],” said Dr. Abdulla. “That's the ideal situation. She doesn't have to drive an hour and 20 minutes each way for a seven-minute appointment."
Dr. Abdulla is a urologist based out of UHNBC in Prince George who deals with patients from across the North. He knows the difficulty travel can pose for his patients and telehealth has helped them skip the trip, and still receive the quality of care they need.
Physicians can find out more about offering telehealth to your patients or clients at northernhealth.ca/services/programs/telehealth.