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Thursday, May 28, 2020

COVID-19: St. Luke’s urges telemedicine physician visits

Sunday, March 29, 2020 by The Press in Focus

During the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, St. Luke’s University Health Network is encouraging patients who have a scheduled appointment or want to make an appointment to call their physician’s office to schedule a virtual visit in place of an office visit.

“Staying home is important in a time like this,” said St. Luke’s family medicine physician Dennis McGorry, MD.

“As we are being advised to shelter in place, it should be reassuring to know that your doctor is here for you,” McGorry

St. Luke’s Virtual Visits include those for:

- Primary care, physical therapy and specialty-care appointments

- Routine, chronic and acute health needs

Personal care with physical distance can be provided via a smartphone, tablet or computer.

Call your St. Luke’s doctor or Physical Therapy at a St. Luke’s office to schedule a virtual visit.

If you need to find a health-care provider, call 1-866-STLUKES (758-8537), option 4, or go to the website: www.sluhn.org.

Information on the COVID-19 pandemic: www.sluhn.org/covid-19