Recently, I had my first teleconference with my psychiatrist. I have had a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder for several years now, and I have received excellent care from my doctors at the large Veterans Association (VA) hospital in my city.
However, I recently moved to a new state which required a change to all new doctors at a new VA clinic. The new clinic is close to my apartment, but it is not a large hospital with all of the doctors on site.
On my first visit to the clinic, I learned my next appointment with my psychiatrist would take place by teleconference, and he was in a large city located about two hours away.