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NJ Holistic Doctor Michael Rothman Discusses Telemedicine and the Limits of Technology

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Wall, NJ – In his recent article on telemedicine, Dr. Michael Rothman, New Jersey’s foremost holistic physician, speaks about the power and limitations of telemedicine.

“It seems to me, that movement towards telemedicine is pushing to dilute the patient/doctor relationship to the point that there is virtually (pun intended) no relationship. Back in “the good old days”, doctors and their patients had a more intimate relationship. Doctors would care for patients and their families over years, even decades literally taking care of them from “cradle to grave”. This was before “managed care”, HMOs, PPOs, The Health Care Affordability Act (ObamaCare) and a long list of bureaucratic, “bean counting”, initiatives that promised to improve health care delivery and reduce costs, but in reality did just the opposite,” Dr. Rothman writes.