I knew I was going to get new doctor at mental health, but this one did it through a TV screen, through videoconferencing. It's called telepsychiatry, a form of telemedicine. I'd heard about this concept once, but never knew of any instances till now.
Here is a sample of telepsychiatry found on Youtube:
It was kind of weird, not being able to speak to the psychiatrist in person, as I had done with the previous one. And seeing myself on the TV screen was kind of strange as well. The department has has trouble keeping doctors on staff and now it seems this one might not be around any longer either. I don't have another appointment until the end of April. I knew that the previous doctor I'd seen was only working there temporarily, but I had seen him about six times since I began Prozac last August, so I got used to his clam demeanor. I last saw this one last month, and all month long I was anxious over meeting the new one, hoping I would like this one as well. Other clients who'd already seen the new doctor said he was nice. None of them mentioned he was doing the telepsychiatry thing though :-)
Once again, I'm getting anxious to see who the new doctor will be and have over a month to wait.
Has anyone else ever experienced any sort of telemedecine?