Children with autism and related disorders need consistent, quality care from a provider specializing in pediatric and developmental disabilities. Unfortunately, many families do not have access to this specialized care in their own community. Telemedicine has allowed many families with children and autism and related disorders to receive pediatric psychiatric care for the first time ever.
Felissa P. Goldstein - MD Board Certified Adult, Adolescent and Child Psychiatrist, Marcus Autism Center
Seeing a Specialist at Emory via telemedicine saved me time, travel, and expense and expedited my treatment plan. I was able to have testing at my local hospital to accurately diagnose the cause of my symptoms.
Joyce R. - South Georgia
Being a student athlete at ABAC in Tifton GA doesn’t allow much time to be away from campus. In the fall I began having discomfort in my chest area and was concerned it was a heart problem. I was able to connect with Cardiologist, Dr. Byron Williams, with Emory Healthcare via telemedicine and he determined it was not a heart issue and therefore cleared me to continue to play baseball. Not only did this save me a trip to Atlanta, but it gave my Mom and Dad peace of mind!
The majority of our patients are ADHD or autistic and do not have access to a local psychiatrist. Telemedicine allows them to be seen by a psychiatrist from the Marcus Autism Center and has made a major difference in the lives of the children and their families.
Laura Harris - Tift Regional Medical Center
Georgia Partnership for Telehealth has been wonderful to us! We became part of the network a year ago and it has been invaluable here at our rural regional Children’s Advocacy Center in southeast Georgia. Many thanks to all of you at GPT for your continuing support!
Lei S. Bragg - The Sunshine House Regional Children's Advocacy Center
Telemedicine has had a profound effect on the level of care for Georgians. The latest cutting edge technology used in telemedicine not only reduces costs in the health care industry, but also brings world-class specialty medical care to even the most rural communities throughout the state. I am proud to support the Georgia Partnership for Telehealth and their great work in making healthcare services more convenient and accessible for those in need.
Casey Cagle - Lieutenant Governor of Georgia