During the COVID-19 pandemic, telemedicine visits increased to provide safer access to healthcare.
To evaluate the role of telemedicine in obesity management during COVID-19, we conducted a systematic review to identify barriers in using this approach to patient care.
While necessary, the management of obesity through telemedicine was met with patient-specific and healthcare-specific barriers. Increased awareness of these barriers may allow physicians to better understand patient interactions via virtual medical visits.
COVID-19, telemedicine, obesity
Wang-Selfridge AA, Dennis JF. Management of Obesity Using Telemedicine During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Missouri Medicine. 2021; 118(5).