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Doctors NS president says physicians hopeful virtual care will be extended

Dr. Robyn MacQuarrie says treating people via telephone and online has allowed her to be more efficient with her patients during the pandemic
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The president of Doctors Nova Scotia says physicians want to extend virtual care for their patients.

Dr. Robyn MacQuarrie says it's allowed her to be more efficient during the pandemic.

The province implemented temporary billing codes to allow doctors to charge for telephone and online visits earlier this year but that plan is set to expire at the end of the month.

MacQuarrie said doctors want to see them extended.

"We're hoping that we're going to hear soon about what's going to happen," she said. "If you're going to bring all these people in, it's going to require a lot of changes."

She says there are more opportunities for doctors to utilize virtual care as the months progress, especially with winter weather on the horizon.


Chris Halef

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Chris is a reporter for HalifaxToday.ca and NEWS 95.7. In 2018, he won the RTDNA Dave Rogers Award for best short feature.
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