By Dr Irwin Lim, Rheumatologist
Over 400km away. That's a long way to travel to see your specialist. And a very, very large inconvenience.
We provide both a rheumatology and endocrinology service to the rural town of Temora. Thankfully, we can now provide this via the internet, using Telemedicine.
Our GP contact at Temora, Dr Ash Collins has been a driving force in helping his patients with this. He has even designed some wonderful technology in the form of a telemedicine cart. He's been featured on television and hopefully, this will encourage more uptake of telemedicine to help rural Australia.
Please check out the news footage (sorry about the short ad at the front, I don't know how to get rid of it).
Dr Irwin Lim is a rheumatologist and a director of BJC Health.
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