Some ailments may be managed remotely with a phone call, Skype or another modality, while others may require a visit to the doctors office.
In today's ever changing health care climate patients receive less and less in person time with their doctors, technology including medical apps and remote diagnosis replace face time, and in many cases may save lives. but there are also times when you need to see the doctor.
Daniel M. Cooper, M.D., FA.C.C., of Cooper Concierge Medicine in Sarasota said although medical technology is moving at warp speed, helping to treat patients in ways we never imagined, there's no substitute for a physical examination.
"Face to face visit to a doctors office with a doctor." Said Dr. Cooper, "That knows you and understands you, and can do a complete physical."
Bob Piper, M.A., L.M.H.C., Vice President of First Step's residential center said, "It's just another way of connecting to a person that you don't have if all you hear is a voice on the other end of the line."