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Video visits keep patient, doctor connected during pandemic

Debbie Doble was diagnosed with breast cancer, but the COVID-19 pandemic halted face-to-face appointments. Find out how she continued care from the convenience of her home using video visits.

May 19, 2020

Video visits help therapy patients recover at home

Patients recovering from stroke and orthopedic surgery, and children experiencing speech difficulties are among the growing number of patients now using video visits. Discover the benefits of rehab therapy video visits.

May 14, 2020

Breast cancer recovery back on track after COVID-19 pandemic delays surgery

When you learn you have cancer, the natural reaction is to want it out of your body as quickly as possible. Lisa Carlson recently was diagnosed with breast cancer and can attest to that.

May 11, 2020

Video visits keep homebound patients connected to care

For those at higher risk of getting fatally sick ― like Jerome Determan, a cancer patient ― receiving care at home through video appointments is the right option, especially during social distancing. Learn how getting connected to his care team was easier than he thought possible.

April 22, 2020

FAQ: Video appointments and your security

Video appointment technology is a secure, safe option for health care from your own home. Learn how you and your family can be assured your private health information is protected ― all while practicing social distancing.

April 13, 2020

Patient Online Services helps teens, parents stay connected to care

Teens between ages 13 to 17 can get connected to their care team, view health records and participate in a health care visit from the convenience of home. Learn how to be prepared during this time of social distancing.

April 9, 2020

6 tips for making the most of your health care video appointment

During this time of social distancing, learn how video appointments are changing the way you receive care and how you can make the most of your visit using technology.

Zachary Merten, M.D. By Zachary Merten March 31, 2020

Convenient health care delivered to your home

You and your family can continue to receive the care you need while practicing social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out how Patient Online Services can work for you.

March 27, 2020

Connect to the care you need with Patient Online Services

Staying engaged in your health care is important. Patient Online Services is a free, secure and convenient online resource that connects you to your health care team and helps you manage your health from the comfort of your home.

March 22, 2020

Access medical information, care team with Patient Online Services

It’s a pattern that is all too familiar to many patients: You have a visit with your provider regarding an important health concern only to return home and forget the details of your diagnosis or treatment plan. Now, how do you find the time in your busy day to contact your provider?

June 27, 2019

Plan ahead to make the most of your health care visit

A visit with your health care provider can be overwhelming if you're not prepared. There are a few things to consider before, during and after your visit, though, so you make the most of the visit.

Zachary Merten, M.D. By Zachary Merten December 27, 2018

FAQ: Your care team

Care teams collaborate on your care to deliver it with improved experiences and outcomes in a way that also reduces costs. Read FAQ about how a care team can benefit you.

Jill Lenhart, M.D. By Jill Lenhart November 27, 2018