Virtual doctors’ appointments have been becoming increasingly common for a while as they help to make healthcare more convenient.1 With Covid-19 part of all of our lives now, a virtual appointment could be an ideal solution for some situations, in particular by reducing the risk of infection caused by close contact.2,3 If you can’t get to your doctor, for whatever reason, you may not need to abandon your appointment – you might be able to have one in the comfort of your living room instead, sometimes via a video call facility like FaceTime or Skype.4
Make notes beforehand with anything you’d like to discuss - be specific about your concerns, symptoms and questions.
If you have concerns about COVID-19 and receiving biological or immunosuppressant treatment, EUROPSO, the European umbrella organisation for psoriatic disease movements, states that this is not an at-risk group for developing severe forms of coronavirus.5 They ask that patients don’t make changes to treatment regimens without speaking to a healthcare professional.5
Please visit their website for more information.
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