R. Michael Greiwe, M.D., recently spoke with FOX 35 News Orlando about the future of telemedicine. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a dramatic increase in patients using OrthoLive for orthopedic telemedicine appointments. FOX 35 wanted to know if virtual visits could eventually replace trips to a physician’s office.
Dr. Greiwe, founder of OrthoLive, offered his insights for the interview. He said, “It’s never going to fully replace seeing a doctor in person, but there are so many things we can do via telemedicine to help other people and to help our patients get better. I think it really is the future of medicine.”
“The studies show over 90 percent of people enjoy telemedicine. They find it convenient. They find it very easy for them to use.”
Dr. Greiwe explained a virtual visit is a great way for a physician to collect detailed information about a patient’s medical history. That medical history, combined with imaging test results, can help the provider make an accurate patient diagnosis.
The OrthoLive founder told FOX 35 News telemedicine visits offer patients affordable, accessible, convenient care, and they help physicians offer a better patient experience during an office visit.