MedPage Today June 22, 2021
Cara Litvin, MD

— It’s time to look beyond our traditional modes of care delivery

Like many primary care practices, after a hasty transition to a year of phone calls and video visits, my practice is slowly transitioning back to “normal,” meaning that we are now seeing more patients in person than by video. However, as I reflect on the past year, I wonder how central this notion of the “in-person office visit” is to the delivery of primary care.

One of the unanticipated consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic is its acceleration of telehealth implementation. Over the past year, many patients who, prior to the pandemic, might never have had any inkling to obtain care remotely now have become accustomed to this new...

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