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Doctor visits being replaced with Skype in UK?

 
Renegade (Me too)

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11/25/2012 07:59 PM

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Re: Doctor visits being replaced with Skype in UK?
What would you do if you were in surgery - and required an additional opinion from a surgeon that was on the other side of the world?

This is a great idea and is going to move ALL OF US towards a world where we don't need to rely on a doctor to fix our bodies.



Technology is a wonderful thing. The only way to make it through singularity is through technology.
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I am a college professor and I am using Skype for more than half of my office hours. Students do not have to be on campus to access me. In addition, they all use skype on their smart phones.

Technology is a wonderful thing.
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Anonymous Coward
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11/25/2012 08:01 PM
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Excuse me but what about the physical assessment?

The doctor needs to be able to listen with a stethoscope, palpate, and other physical assessments that requires touching the patient.

This might result in a lot of mistakes.
Spitting Into The Wind

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11/25/2012 08:05 PM
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A friend of mine in Bakersfield, Calif., was shocked when he went in for a check up and morphine refill. He was told the Drs office had been moved to the building next door. After being led into the treatment room, he found himself alone with a screen. An unfamiliar Dr.came on the screen, asked him some questions, while (what he assumed was) writing on his chart. The doc told him to pick up his refill at the front desk, and that he'd see him again next month.

It's already here in the usa

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That is creepy.
Anonymous Coward
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11/25/2012 08:43 PM
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socialized medicine is crap

have a heart attack, get "stabilized" in the hospital and sent home (about 4-5 hours)


wait 2 months and get a heart monitor for 24 hours


still no doctor, no diagnosis


wait 2 more months for letter referral to cardiologist


the whole point is that you will either 1) die or 2) get better on your own


if skyping could make it all happen faster, I would be happy to do it

it beats googling
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11/25/2012 10:20 PM
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Another reason to disconnect from computer technology.


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Anonymous Coward
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11/25/2012 11:45 PM
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I already see a teledoc. It sucks. That's what no insurance gets you.
Bluebird (OP)

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11/25/2012 11:54 PM

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Seems we are in for it whether we want it or not.

I can see both good and bad aspects to it but can also see how it could be done that way.

Doubt anyone would miss sitting in a waiting room with the assorted sick and diseased.
One of the most important aspects of conspiracy theories is being able to discern when there isn't one.

Oh yeah, like you'd understand anyway.

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Saddletramp
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11/25/2012 11:55 PM

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Remember that scene from the movie 1984 where the Minder on a video screen asks the main character about his meds, and make's adjustments to his dosage right there...

Well there you go...
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Saddletramp
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Oh hell, why not, Doctor's don't "Diagnose" anything anymore, you have to do that yourself, all they do is treat symptoms with pharma...
"And how can a man die better than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers, and the temples of his Gods..." ~ Horatius

"Because he told the truth, and once you've heard the truth, everything else is just cheap whiskey..."
Bluebird (OP)

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11/26/2012 12:03 AM

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Oh hell, why not, Doctor's don't "Diagnose" anything anymore, you have to do that yourself, all they do is treat symptoms with pharma...
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Yep, cookbook medicine anyway.
One of the most important aspects of conspiracy theories is being able to discern when there isn't one.

Oh yeah, like you'd understand anyway.

Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?. . .J. Handy
Spitting Into The Wind

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11/26/2012 01:54 PM
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Whelp, we better start learning all we can about natural remedies, ASAP and befriend a surgeon in case all hell breaks loose.

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