Real Estate by Debbie Reynolds: Serendipity Sundays - Computer Doctors

Serendipity Sundays - Computer Doctors

Serendipity Sundays - Remote Doctors
Computer doctors

At a local football game I ran into one of our local doctors and we talked about the changes happening in the medical field. He said that the hospital he is associated with is already using doctors in Australia to read their x-rays. Though they have a Radiologist on staff, that doctor has more than he can do so the overflow is sent to Australia for reading. Since everything is digital, why not?

Though this was a little shocking what he said next really surprised me. I had heard it was coming but didn't realize that we are very close to having surgery done by doctors across the country or world via robotics. Surgical staff would attend the patient but the doctor skilled in a particular surgery with use a computer to operate the robot that does the work. Much of the surgery would be pre-programed into the computer prior to surgery based on measurements and data gained through advanced testing.

Since I hear there a shortage of doctors coming out of med schools, maybe this is an answer to the shortage problem we are facing. 

We already have hospitalists that attend patients while they are in the hospital and few of our primary care doctors are listed as the doctor of record. The personal touch is being removed and replaced with computers, remote doctors and offsite care.

I wouldn't be surprised that in the not too distant future we will have our doctor visits done remotely with a nurse or technician running a scope over us and the doctor reading the results. Maybe the doctor's face will be on a big screen on the wall and it will feel like he is right there in the room with us. 

Have you noticed that hospitals welcome family members and friends to stay all day and overnight to help with the care? I remember when they would run you us out of the rooms when visiting hours were over. Do you?


Join the group in sharing and being reflective on Serendipity Sundays. What are your serendipitous thoughts?  

Serendipity Sundays - Computer Doctors


These are thoughts of Clarksville TN Realtor Debbie Reynolds. Contact Debbie Reynolds, Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent. 

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Comment balloon 6 commentsDebbie Reynolds • October 28 2018 01:14AM


I feel uncomfortable enough having a doctor cut me open for some kind of surgery that I don't know how much more credence I would put into a robot. Tech fails. That's the one thing about technology. It doesn't always work 100% of the time.

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (RE/MAX Gold) about 1 year ago

I can already see the effects of computers in the medical field.  When I visit my doctor now, she sits on a stool and stares at the computer screen rather than being more hands on with me.  It's all about lab tests these days, and your doctor reading the results on-line.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 1 year ago

Any surgery is scary and I have heard of this from others and they were quite pleased with the results.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) about 1 year ago

Hi Debbie... maybe it's my age, but I find some of these changes a bit unnerving. As for staying in a hospital to help with care... no way, no how! 

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) about 1 year ago

Debbie it is a changing world, and technology is playing more and more of a role in everything.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) about 1 year ago

This is a very important topic. Many communities are facing a shortage of physicians.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 1 year ago