There are over 38 million Americans suffering from diabetes and another estimated 8 million who remain undiagnosed, but only around 8,000 total Endocrinologists available nationwide.
There is a dire shortage of Endocrinologists available in the U.S. Over 38 million Americans suffer from diabetes, in addition to the estimated 8 million who remain undiagnosed, yet there are only around 8,000 total Endocrinologists available nationwide. There is a huge disparity between the amount of patients needing care and the number of qualified physicians who can provide that care. This disparity is further exacerbated for patients living in rural areas.
Although 85% of those living with diabetes rely solely on their primary care providers for treatment, some patients may have more complex cases and need to be examined by a specialist. Endocrine-related disorders are often highly medicated – careful administration and monitoring is critical.
Our team of board-certified Tele-Endocrinologist is ready to support your hospital through inpatient or clinic coverage so your patients can have access to the care they need.
What conditions can a Tele-Endocrinologist treat?
- Thyroid diseases / disorders
- Metabolic disorders
- Disorders of the hormone producing glands and pituitary gland
- Some cancers
- Other diseases impacting the endocrine system
What type of care can the Tele-Endocrinologist provide?
- Perform a full physical exam with the on-site nurse
- Identify specialty-related diseases
- Manage chronic diseases
- Direct necessary follow-up care
- Discuss diagnosis and treatment directly with patient
There are currently only 3.4 practicing dermatologists for every 100,000 patients, spreading available resources incredibly thin. After being referred to a dermatologist, patients often wait over 50 days for an appointment.
Thanks to improvements in digital imaging technology, the shortage of dermatologists can be combated through telemedicine. Eagle provides access to board-certified Dermatologists so patients at hospitals and clinics nationwide, even in the most rural areas, can receive high-quality care in a timely manner.