In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the specialty physicians at The Oregon Clinic are now offering virtual health visits to many patients. With Oregon and Southwest Washington residents asked to stay home and restricted from visiting physicians for non-urgent appointments, many patients have been unable to access necessary specialist health care.
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An Oregon coalition of independent medical clinics supports Gov. Kate Brown’s priority to resume elective surgeries and procedures when certain criteria for public health safety are met during this COVID crisis. This is a wise, safe and pragmatic step in the right direction to serve the medical needs of Oregonians. At the same time, Oregon’s independent medical clinics still need more federal and state support to allow these businesses to stay viable during the pandemic and after the crisis fades.
Portland, OR – The Oregon Clinic today announced that, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, their specialty physicians are now offering virtual health visits (telehealth) to many patients. With Oregon and Southwest Washington residents asked to stay home and restricted from visiting physicians for non-urgent appointments, many patients have been unable to access necessary specialist health care. The Oregon Clinic’s team worked around the clock to get a new telehealth program up in running within one week, and began offering virtual visits on March 25.
With the beginning of the year, comes the usual rush of consults to my office for abnormal liver tests. Perhaps it’s a coincidence, but my suspicion is that these visits are related to the many holiday parties and their associated excessive drink and dietary indiscretions—which brings me to the topic of alcohol.