“Listen to your patient, he is telling you the diagnosis.” — Sir William Osler
Performing a physical exam via telehealth can seem challenging, especially if the patient is in their home where assessment tools, such as a blood pressure cuff or digital stethoscope, may not be available. But with some thoughtfulness, cooperation of the patient, and adequate lighting and camera, providers are able to examine several organ systems. And, as Osler reminds us, let’s not forget our most keen diagnostic tool: a thorough patient history.
Information courtesy of Caravan Health.