Rouhbakhsh talks Medical Distancing
A new phenomenon related to COVID-19 is taking its toll nationally – and locally. The phenomenon has been termed by medical experts as “medical distancing.” Patients are placing their vital health care needs and appointments on hold with the intention of returning for care “once the pandemic has ended”. This practice, while it may seem wise in the short term, is actually harmful to the health of our patients. A recent survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation found that 48% of adults say they or someone they know has rescheduled or canceled medical appointments since the onset of the pandemic.
Rambod A. Rouhbakhsh, MD, Hattiesburg Clinic physician and principal investigator for Hattiesburg Clinic MediSync® Clinical Research, recently spoke with a WDAM reporter about the importance of regular well checks and communicating with your provider about existing chronic conditions. Follow the link below to watch the full interview: https://bit.ly/34aC1qx