Improving access to specialty care through telemedicine

To make health care even more accessible and convenient for patients, St. Luke's now offers telemedicine appointments. Using telecommunications technology, telemedicine gives patients the ability to see a specialist without having to travel long distances.

Telemedicine visits are nearly identical to a regular office visit, except that the specialist is at another location while you and a medical assistant are at your local clinic. Using a computer webcam and special tools, such as a magnified camera for close-up exams and an electronic stethoscope to transmit heart and lung sounds, the assistant helps your provider complete a full assessment in the privacy of an exam room. During the appointment, your provider can also order tests, new prescriptions and medication changes.

For many patients, all visits can be accomplished via telemedicine, while for others, the initial appointment and certain follow-up appointments may need to take place in person.

Learn more about telemedicine visits.

Specialty care that St. Luke's currently offers via telemedicine:

If you are a clinic manager who would like to learn more about bringing St. Luke's specialists to your clinic via telemedicine, contact Wade Carlson, St. Luke's clinical community liaison, 218.249.5428,

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