First of all, let’s all acknowledge that the Covid19 pandemic of 2020 has had an impact on all of our lives, from the very youngest to the very oldest. And while we as parents and pediatric professionals are justifiably concerned with the effects of the pandemic on our children, we should also be addressing the effects of the pandemic on ourselves. We will be better caregivers and professionals if we take care of ourselves too.
Women’s health encompasses a wide range of conditions. Typically, women seek out providers specializing in gynecology (OB/GYN) for the evaluation and treatment of female-specific concerns. Having a gynecologist whom you can trust and contact at any time is key to a healthy doctor-patient relationship. Fortunately, with the increased adoption of telehealth, gynecologists are now offering their services online.
Tele-gynecology allows women to avoid the hassles of having to make an appointment, sit in a waiting room, and deal with the receptionists and assistants. While a physical examination may be necessary to evaluate some complaints, many conditions can be managed via telemedicine.
The coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the economy, including a soaring unemployment rate. Whether you have been furloughed or terminated from your work, it is very likely you may have lost your healthcare benefits.