Louis Armstrong (“satchmo” to some) said it best about this WONDERFUL WORLD in which we are privileged to call home. How lucky we are to live in a time of relative peace, societal prosperity, and with the freedom to pursue our individual sources of happiness. Advanced technology has been a marvel to witness for all of us, whether you’re 59 as I am, or my soon to be 3 year old grandson who easily finds his cartoon “Monster Trucks” on his mom’s smartphone on his own in 6 swipes and clicks!! What a wonderful world indeed!!
There are lots of answers to why we’ve created Ask Dr. Barry. Building this platform has been somewhat akin to climbing Mt Everest, because now we can! My 32 years of Emergency Medicine practice in NEO were well spent, and I leave it grudgingly behind; with great pride in the lives I touched through both my teaching (students, nurses, and patients), and of course the healing aspect as well. Those times were special, can never be replicated, and for my personal health reasons, won’t be! However, with the fantastic technology of today, I can utilize those 32 years of Emergency Medicine and Urgent Care experience to offer my services, and advice to my patients in a new way!!! Meet “AskDrBarry.com”, and I would like to further introduce my new company – Florida Vacation Telehealth, PA.
Working together with web design guru and marketing wizard Patrick DeLuca and his agency Double D Media, I have created AskDrBarry.com to be there for you when answers are needed to both the simple and not so simple health questions and issues we all face.
Be it the acute fever and sore throat or that painful toe that may be gout (head to toe care), or further that question about a test result or surgical procedure that you want a second opinion on, I want to be there to help. The site will contain many practical tips and videos on the common problems we all face, with the goal of health education (who is contagious, how long, etc), great home care advice to do the right things early to feel better and get better faster, and a game plan for what to do if you don’t get better. This site will be consistently updated with new material, and my (hopefully entertaining) blog.
Very exciting is my new affiliation with eVisit, a fantastic platform, FREE APP, or available on your computer for free of course, which will now allow me to connect from my askDrBarry page with you in a 100% secure, HIPAA compliant platform via video enabled Telemedicine conference visit!! It will be very quick and easy to set up, you will be taken there right from my page, and sent back after you give the demographics we need to serve you. The cost will be well below bricks and mortar urgent care, you can do it from anywhere (well at least OHIO and FLORIDA for now). So what could be more convenient? Best of all I am able to help you through any health issue big or small!! WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD!!
More coming….but it’s so exciting to be living in a world were we can stay connected so seamlessly!!
Be well all.