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Nov 23, 2019 · Telephone consult in Visiting Mayo Clinic

Just to clarify in the age of out of control medical costs with good hospitals in NYC -and across the USA and world -telemedicine at least for a second opinion -with doctor’s involvement from the first opinion consultation is good cost effective medicine before flying a frail sick elderly person across the country. You don’t need to be an MD/PH.D research/public health policy analyst to realize this. Mayo and other leading medical institutions//translational research institutes should take a clear leadership role. If it were your father or yourself and you were facing an amputation and life threatening heart surgery -you would want to do your due diligence as well. I tagged the moderators in a previous reply??? This thread is 3 years old and it sounds like with regard to telemedicine Mayo is stuck in the 1950’s???

Nov 23, 2019 · Telephone consult in Visiting Mayo Clinic

@lisalucier @ethanmcconkey @kanaazpereira @JustinMcClanahan Could one of the moderators please provide some insight here? Thanks in advance.

Nov 22, 2019 · Telephone consult in Visiting Mayo Clinic

I just called the Vascular Center in Rochester, MN and asked if we could set up a telemedicine/phone consultation for my very ill but very sharp mentally 88 year old father who is facing a possible leg amputation due to PAD and possible life-threatening cardiac bypass surgery. The woman who answered the phone in the vascular center was very discouraging and said he would have to come in person. I found the Cleveland Clinic and MGH in Boston to be a lot more progressive in this area 🙁 @colleenyoung