HYANNIS – Many throughout the state have been suspending well being care check-ins with their docs as a consequence of COVID-19 considerations.
And consultants are warning that has been damaging for these with underlying circumstances.
Suspending visits with normal practitioners has led to considerations that may normally be caught in a mean checkup to go undetected, similar to diabetes, pores and skin issues, and even cancers.
The concern of catching COVID-19 from physician’s workplaces has been sufficient to maintain many at dwelling, however with choices similar to telehealth visits and the rigorous security procedures the workplaces undergo, there needs to be no cause to skip making an appointment.
When sufferers are available for an appointment with Cape Cod Well being Care, they’re screened for COVID and their temperature is checked.
Masks should be worn always when having an appointment.
Telehealth visits are additionally a handy various to an in-person appointment if fears of the virus persist.
“Telehealth is right here to remain. I believe that we expanded identical to many of the different suppliers throughout the state and throughout the nation. Our capability to do telehealth expanded in a short time final spring,” stated Cape Cod Healthcare Chief Medical Officer Dr. Invoice Agel.
Although staying protected from the virus is a priority for everybody, different well being issues shouldn’t be ignored.
Discover the total Sunday Journal interview with Dr. Agel here.
Maura MacDonald, CapeCod.com NewsCenter