Office Chatter: Your Doctor Will See You In This Telemedicine Kiosk

Office Chatter: Your Doctor Will See You In This Telemedicine Kiosk

Jessica Christianson uses a telemedicine kiosk at the Palm Beach County School District’s administrative building in West Palm Beach, Fla. A medical device called an otoscope connected to the kiosk lets nurse practitioner Stella Leviyeva in Miami examine the inside of Christianson’s ear. (Phil Galewitz/KHN)

Less than a decade ago, telemedicine was mainly used by hospitals and clinics for secure doctor-to-doctor consultations. But today, telemedicine has become a more common method for patients to receive routine care at home or wherever they are — often on their cellphones or personal computers.