Medical Press: Telemedicine can mitigate barriers for access to obesity care, weight loss management

According to a recent study in Obesity journal, telemedicine offers emerging opportunities to reduce barriers to obesity care faced by health care providers, patients and health plans. The authors of this study note that telemedicine allows primary care providers to make referrals beyond their geographic locations which addresses one barrier for improving obesity treatment. By decreasing the time and resource commitments needed for frequent counseling appointments, telemedicine may also help improve long-term adherence.

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