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COVID-19 specialist insight | Dr. Owen Kelly, Orthopedic Surgeon

In part three of this specialist video series, hear from Dr. Owen Kelly on how eConsults are keeping orthopedic specialty care and all patients safe from exposure to unecessary health risks by limiting trips to the specialist’s  office.

During this national health crisis, something that most of us will probably only see once in our lifetime, the importance of online consults is that they give patients access to information so that they really don’t need to be out in public.

About Dr. Kelly

Dr. Owen Kelly is a board-certified Orthopedic surgeon based in Arkansas who often expresses how much he truly loves his occupation delivering orthopedic specialty care.

He feels the entire medical community is best served when medical professionals work as a team.

Video transcript:

“Hey I’m Owen Kelly, I’m an Orthopedic Surgeon and I do online consults for AristaMD.

This is a fantastic service and it provides for patients that need it not only during this COVID-19 crisis but also on everyday consults.

I find that the majority of my eConsults go in drastic different ways. Either the patient really needs to be seen in person by a specialist or they can be managed just with a little bit of advice.

During this national health crisis, something that most of us will probably only see once in our lifetime, the importance of online consults is that they give patients access to information so that they really don’t need to be out in public.  A lot of patients are high-risk, i.e. the patients that have pre-existing health problems, and, as you know with the COVID crisis, they have found that pre-existing health problems are risk factors for poorer outcomes if the patient contracts the virus.

So, one thing AristaMD does through online consults, is keep our patients safe and allows for the ability to manage them in a correct manner without putting them at risk of serious problems that could occur.”

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