CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (IOWA'S NEWS NOW) — The coronavirus pandemic is revolutionizing the medical field, as doctors are finding creative ways to see and treat patients.
Dr. Paul Yonover is a noted urologist who’s making virtual house calls, which means patients don’t even have to live in the same state.
He’s based out of Chicago and is under a stay at home order.
Dr. Yonover knows his patients still need help and now he’s bringing his efforts to Iowa, through telemedicine.
He specializes in conditions affecting the male reproductive system, as well as the urinary track of both males and females.
Illnesses involving these need a timely diagnosis.
If someone is having complications Dr. Yonover can do a virtual visit, order tests and diagnose a patient all from inside their home.
“That person is remote, they’re stuck in their home or they’re far away, I can still walk them through what needs to be done. I can explain what’s going on. I can ask a lot of questions and then I can order tests that could potentially be done locally and then I can coordinate care,” said Dr. Yonover.
He has heard concerns from patients who think telemedicine might be difficult to use, but it’s as simple as sending a link to a patient’s phone and clicking it.