The Biggest Mistake a Telemedicine Clinician Can Make

 

 

Stay away from single disease or treatment telemedicine services

 

 

Things such as sites that only treat herpes or need you to prescribe poorly supported therapies such as beta HCG for weight loss.

 

 

And DEFINITELY stay away from any service that sells durable medical equipment.

 

 

 

They’re tempting. The services they offer are low-risk, simple, and can be highly lucrative.

 

 

But they are also more likely to be undercapitalized, poorly administered, and if there is a regulatory issue you’re more likely to be left holding the bag.

 

 

If you’re a prime, stick with cross-coverage service that leverages your expertise.

 

 

If you’re a specialist, do the same.

 

 

You’re getting into telemedicine to decrease your stress and increase your joy.

 

 

These focused services will do the opposite, and consequently, they’re not worth it.