Why telehealth is making this doctor depressed

I think I’m a bit depressed. Don’t worry – not the ‘quick someone call Rob, he might be about to do something’ type depressed, but rather just the ‘ho hum’ kind.

I couldn’t work out what it was. I was feeling just a general ‘funk’. But I think I’ve figured it out.

Telehealth is making me depressed. 

I’m a computer geek — guilty as charged. So, when I heard that clinical consults might be going ‘online’ and we will finally get paid to dust off the ol’ computer camera and unleash the fancy coloured headset, I was excited.