COVID-19 has had broad-reaching impact on all aspects of healthcare since it first came to the US in early 2020. Among many lessons from this pandemic, there’s one that stands out: It’s wise to start looking at healthcare differently.
We recently had the privilege of sharing an interview with Dan Carlin, MD, CEO and founder of concierge telemedicine practice WorldClinic, to get some of his insights about what’s changed, and what we can do about it to make sure we’re taking our own health and the health of our families seriously.
COVID’s Lasting Impact on Health Services
In the newsletter below, Carlin provides insights into two critical areas that are more than just COVID-19’s immediate strain on medical services.
- Fewer healthcare professionals – It should come as no surprise, the strain of this unprecedented health crisis has caused many in the field of medicine to retire or pursue other careers.
- Baby Boomer aging boom – There are approximately 72 million people within the “boomer” demographic, many of whom are aging into needing more intensive medical care.
“COVID is a shock to the system—a hurricane. But hurricanes end. The boomers will be a systematic strain on the system for decades—like a drought that seems to never end.”Dan Carlin, MD, WorldClinic CEO
Coping with Changes – What You Can Do
First and foremost, getting involved with your personal health and learning about the key metrics to monitor as you age will help you develop a proactive approach that will make a difference. See the newsletter below for more details on what types of screenings, tests, and health data to watch more closely.
Also, for as many challenges as COVID-19 has added to healthcare, it has sped up development in services that are prepared to adapt to changing needs. Namely, concierge and telemedicine services.Managing-Your-Health-In-a-Post-COVID19-World
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