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Business Insight presented by Arlington Dermatology Medical Care During Pandemic Eyes and ears of everybody have been focused on coronavirus, for at least half a year. We have gone through the stages of almost total lockdown, to slow re-opening of some businesses, to more liberal re-opening, and back to some restrictions. Healthcare businesses have been slowed down and re-adjusted to the new norms, elective procedures have been postponed, and many other treatments have been delayed. There is no indication that our society experiences less of medical problems. Perhaps we have had less car accidents and that is due to the fact that the traffic has been much slower and commuting was replaced by remote working from home. We do not have less heart problems or diabetes complications.We still have arthritis and anemia existing as before. We also have skin cancers as before and no coronavirus problem: we see the same rate of skin cancer is going to change that. What it did change in our office but we do realize some patients is that patients have not been seeking lost their insurances and they may not have assistance as they did before. There are at jobs and paychecks to cover the services least two theories about it: one, that only out of their pocket. No matter how difficult true urgent medical care has been delivered so medically unnecessary procedures are encourage following up with your doctors if not done, and the second, that patients you have symptoms or signs that may worry are afraid and cautious to attend medical you. There are various means of meeting facilities due to coronavirus so they delayed expectations of patients who feel anxious any services that are not urgently needed. í think each theory might have a little bit altering the payments so that only the most of the truth. There is no doubt that some important services are delivered. There are medical services, like emergency room services, might be overused. They could be way that the cost is lowered, whether it is limited if, for instance, good preventive care could be delivered. Proper medication use, monitoring of blood sugar, blood pressure, weight control and exercise, could very well prevent many visits to the ER, when the have not been using prescribed medication symptoms become acute and require fast or that they never had the testing done. Your intervention. It is also true that patients do not always know of better ways of assisting patients in know what kind of safety measures medical facilities take and how effective those measures are, so they delay care hoping that they might avoid it in general. This works against what I mentioned above: preventive care and early intervention are important in any circumstances. They save lives, they deterioration of health. This is the last thing save money, they save overutilization of the you want during the pandemic. healthcare system. Tam writing about it because it is a difficult the problem might seem, we strongly about coming in person. There are ways of also ways of altering prescriptions in such a with a help of samples or research programs. What is also very crucial is to tell the truth to your doctor or other medical provider. Patients should not hide the facts that they coordinating provider or his or her staff may difficult situations. What is the most important fact is the clinical evidence that delaying, avoiding, or refusing medical care, in many cases, means more medical care, and more costly care at a later time. And it may also mean Michael Bukhalo, MD Arlington Dermatology 5301 Keystone Court Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 Tel. 847 392 5440 | www.arlingtondermatology.net Business Insight presented by Arlington Dermatology Medical Care During Pandemic Eyes and ears of everybody have been focused on coronavirus, for at least half a year. We have gone through the stages of almost total lockdown, to slow re-opening of some businesses, to more liberal re-opening, and back to some restrictions. Healthcare businesses have been slowed down and re-adjusted to the new norms, elective procedures have been postponed, and many other treatments have been delayed. There is no indication that our society experiences less of medical problems. Perhaps we have had less car accidents and that is due to the fact that the traffic has been much slower and commuting was replaced by remote working from home. We do not have less heart problems or diabetes complications.We still have arthritis and anemia existing as before. We also have skin cancers as before and no coronavirus problem: we see the same rate of skin cancer is going to change that. What it did change in our office but we do realize some patients is that patients have not been seeking lost their insurances and they may not have assistance as they did before. There are at jobs and paychecks to cover the services least two theories about it: one, that only out of their pocket. No matter how difficult true urgent medical care has been delivered so medically unnecessary procedures are encourage following up with your doctors if not done, and the second, that patients you have symptoms or signs that may worry are afraid and cautious to attend medical you. There are various means of meeting facilities due to coronavirus so they delayed expectations of patients who feel anxious any services that are not urgently needed. í think each theory might have a little bit altering the payments so that only the most of the truth. There is no doubt that some important services are delivered. There are medical services, like emergency room services, might be overused. They could be way that the cost is lowered, whether it is limited if, for instance, good preventive care could be delivered. Proper medication use, monitoring of blood sugar, blood pressure, weight control and exercise, could very well prevent many visits to the ER, when the have not been using prescribed medication symptoms become acute and require fast or that they never had the testing done. Your intervention. It is also true that patients do not always know of better ways of assisting patients in know what kind of safety measures medical facilities take and how effective those measures are, so they delay care hoping that they might avoid it in general. This works against what I mentioned above: preventive care and early intervention are important in any circumstances. They save lives, they deterioration of health. This is the last thing save money, they save overutilization of the you want during the pandemic. healthcare system. Tam writing about it because it is a difficult the problem might seem, we strongly about coming in person. There are ways of also ways of altering prescriptions in such a with a help of samples or research programs. What is also very crucial is to tell the truth to your doctor or other medical provider. Patients should not hide the facts that they coordinating provider or his or her staff may difficult situations. What is the most important fact is the clinical evidence that delaying, avoiding, or refusing medical care, in many cases, means more medical care, and more costly care at a later time. And it may also mean Michael Bukhalo, MD Arlington Dermatology 5301 Keystone Court Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 Tel. 847 392 5440 | www.arlingtondermatology.net