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works with clients nation-wide exclusively via SKYPE
. He was recently featured in a CNN
article on telemedicine and E-counseling (see article below).
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Dr. David Sewell, AP, C. Ht sits in his home office in Sarasota, Florida. More than a thousand miles away in Pasadena, California, Sonya Schiedermayer, age 72, reclines on her sofa and begins to enter into a gentle trance. As Dr. Sewell guides her into a deepening state of hypnosis, his melodic voice soothes away all distractions. As the distance between them melts away, Sonya’s subconscious mind begins to focus on the goal of today’s session: quitting smoking. Thirty minutes later she awakens to begin her new life as a non-smoker.
“I love it!” Sonya tells me. “I used conventional therapy for years. This is so much quicker, and best of all, I can take my hypnotist wherever I go.”
Dr. Sewell is part of a growing trend toward telemedicine. Telemedicine is the use of telecommunication and information technologies in order to provide clinical healthcare and counseling at a distance. Under telemedicine, people can access doctors and therapists on a Web cam or even on their phones. The American Telemedicine Association estimates that this year 12 million Americans have had some type of health service provided using telecommunications. That number is expected to more than double in the next two years.
With a looming shortage of doctors on the horizon, even big government players like Medicare are getting behind telemedicine and E-Counseling.
“In three years, this will take off like a rocket,” says Eric A. Harris, a lawyer and psychologist who consults with the American Psychological Association Insurance Trust. “Everyone will have real-time audiovisual availability,” he concludes.
The benefits for both doctors and patients are numerous.
“Skype has revolutionized my private practice” says Dr. Sewell. It has enabled me to work with individuals from around the country and to reach out to a larger clientele. With E-Counseling I can work with a broader scope of people who genuinely need help achieving their goals.”
The benefits and convenience for patients is perhaps the real engine behind the rapid growth of E-Counseling and E-Therapy. Simple technologies like Skype empower doctors to accommodate people’s busy schedules. Even individuals with hectic lives can still receive the care they need. Elderly clients and people with mobility issues are also better served with these emerging technologies.
The pragmatic benefits are obvious. “At my age, not having to drive all over town to get to my appointment is a big plus,” Sonya says.
Dr. Sewell agrees.
“When a person has a problem, especially one that affects your health or your future, you know you have to take action. By now, educated people are becoming aware of how well this works. It’s easy. It’s convenient, and it gets people the help they need, all from the comfort and privacy of your home.”
“Emerging technologies like Skype give us the best of both worlds. On the one hand we can enjoy the warmth and familiarity of talking to an old friend on the phone, combined with the immediacy of seeing each other face to face through the webcam. It’s the future, and it’s here today. It’s as simple and easy as picking up the phone and giving me a call.”
As for Sonya Schiedermayer, at her follow up session, she hadn’t had a cigarette for six months!
Michael Lewis for
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