Telemedicine — visiting with your health care provider electronically, using a video conferencing service — was first widely used during the COVID-19 pandemic because people still needed to meet with their doctors but were advised to stay at home and limit in-person interactions. It turns out that PD is well-suited for telemedicine. But now that in-person appointments are available, when should you use virtual visits? This topic is addressed in an upcoming webinar hosted by the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA).
The webinar is free, and will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 from 11am-12pm (PST). It is part of the APDA’s “Spotlight on Parkinson’s Disease” series.
Webinar attendees will learn:
• Pros and cons of using telemedicine
• Bureaucratic obstacles to telemedicine in a post-COVID world (e.g. insurance coverage)
• How to find a movement disorder specialist who will perform telemedicine
• How to properly prepare for a telemedicine visit
• And much more!
Speakers will be movement disorder specialists Chantale Branson, MD, and Drew Falconer, MD. Both have expertise in telemedicine and will answer questions live during the program. The conversation will be moderated by APDA’s Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Rebecca Gilbert.
Missed a previous Spotlight on Parkinson’s Disease webinar? There is an archive of previous webinars.
This webinar will be added to the Stanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach’s new webpage with resources to help you prepare for doctor/neurology appointments. There you will find downloadable publications, online articles, archived webinars, and printable forms, including a symptom diary, current medications list, and a medical appointment worksheet.