Preparing for Your Telemedicine Appointment
Dr. Angela Beninga discusses telemedicine visits during COVID-19 and what to expect.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a need to shift how healthcare providers deliver care and connect with patients. As a result, telemedicine appointments have become an increasingly popular alternative. The latest episode of Shepherd Center Radio takes a look at what to expect during your appointment.
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Angela Beninga, D.O., chief medical informatics officer at Shepherd Center, joins the podcast to shed some light on what a telehealth appointment may look like, and discusses Shepherd Center’s approach to telemedicine.
Dr. Beninga joined Shepherd Center’s medical staff in 2013. She is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) and subspecialty board certified in spinal cord injury medicine. She came to Shepherd from the University of Cincinnati’s Drake Center, where she served as director of spinal cord injury medicine and as an assistant professor since 2010. Dr. Beninga earned a medical degree from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences.. She was named to the Top Doctors List for 2020 published by Atlanta Magazine.
Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neuromuscular conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 740 inpatients, nearly 280 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.