Dr. Karen Edison is a dermatologist with the University of Missouri Health system. She has been using telemedicine for over 20 years to see patients at clinics in underserved areas of the state, and to follow-up with her rural patients in their homes. She can see photos of her patient’s skin, answer their questions through email, as well as talk with them through video calling.
Edison says telemedicine is a useful tool because it can save rural patients a trip to her office.
But rural patients aren’t only the ones looking to save time and money.