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Rural Medicine

Many states exhibit disparities in rural health vs. healthcare and Georgia is no exception. Georgia has 108/159 counties (68%) defined as “rural.” Most would agree that health should not be determined by one’s residence or zip code, yet many healthcare challenges are unique to rural settings such as: community infrastructure, poverty, education, and transportation.

On this Top Docs BusinessRadioX show, Tanya Mack of Women’s Telehealth and Chris Denson of Hometown Health discuss rural healthcare challenges.

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Doctor’s Roundtable

Dr. C. Anne Patterson interviewed on popular new internet radio program for the medical and healthcare professions. Dr. Patterson will speak on maternal/fetal medicine and remote services via telemedicine.

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DPN to Broaden Statewide Telemedicine Network in 2013

During a recent appointment, Dr. Anne Patterson, a maternal fetal medicine specialist, spoke with an expectant mother, studied an ultrasound and discussed next steps for care for the woman, whose baby appeared to have an enlarged heart. She even called in a pediatric cardiologist to discuss the fetus’ condition. But while Patterson was seated in her metro Atlanta office, her patient sat on an examination table four hours away in Thomasville, Ga. Patterson has practiced this kind of telemedicine for the past two years, using innovative two-way, real-time videoconferencing technology.

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