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Local clinics offering telehealth services

Posted at 5:51 AM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 08:51:47-04

BAKERSFIELD, CA. — Local hospitals and clinics have closed walk-in appointments to protect patients and medical staff from exposure to the Coronavirus. However, technology is still allowing patients to see their doctors through telehealth services.

“We are providing patient care at home, or work, or wherever they are," Manish Khurana, Chief Information Officer at Clinica Sierra Vista.

Doctors at Clinica Sierra Vista are able to diagnose and treat in primary care, OBGYN, pediatrics, behavioral and dental care.

“We can treat acute things like sore throat, stomach ache, and fever," said Khurana.

The virtual doctor's appointment allows the patient to explain their symptoms and the doctor can prescribe medication to the nearest pharmacy pick up.