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Barton Health Telemedicine

Telehealth, or telemedicine, involves the use of a video interactive system to assist the local primary care provider in the diagnosis and treatment recommendations related to your specialty care needs. In a rural setting such as South Lake Tahoe, telehealth allows Barton Health to expand its patient services by offering specialty consults with physicians otherwise unavailable in the area.

Telehealth and telemedice in South Lake Tahoe at Barton Health.


Telehealth Physicians and Specialities

Current outpatient teleheath specialties include the following areas:
  • Neurology - Dr. Bui
  • Dermatology - Dr. Craft
  • Endocrinology - Dr. McKenna
  • Adult Psychiatry - Dr. Nagode
  • Endocrinology - Dr. Rimar
  • Adult Psychiatry - Dr. Zaragoza
  • Cardiology - Dr. Young
  • Adult Psychiatry - Dr. Delgadillo
  • Adult Psychiatry - Dr. Granese and team
  • Infectious Disease - Dr. Cohen
  • Oncology - Dr. Heifetz, Dr. Koppel, and Dr. Kaime from Tahoe Forest Cancer Center
Barton Memorial Hospital Telehealth specialties:
  • Pediatric Intensivists - UC Davis
  • Neonate Intensivists - UC Davis
  • Neurosurgery and Trauma - UC Davis
  • Infectious Disease - Dr. Cohen
  • Endocrinology - Dr. Rimar
  • Adult Psychiatry - Dr. Zaragoza

Frequently Asked Questions 

What is Telehealth/ Telemedicine?  
A telemedicine appointment is similar to a regular physician office visit, allowing you to undergo your consultation in the comfort of your primary care physician’s office.  It also reduces travel time and costs associated with traveling to an appointment to see a specialist outside the area.

Is my Telemedicine appointment secure? 
All patient exams are confidential and are done over a secure network, separate from the commercial internet, or encrypted if the commercial internet is used. All health care providers, as well as telemedicine assistants, are trained in telemedicine and follow Barton’s policies and procedures for patient exams. All providers are California licensed, Board Certified, and credentialed for privileges at Barton Health.

How does Telemedicine differ from seeing my primary care physician?  
After a telemedicine specialist is recommended by your primary provider, a telemedicine appointment will be made, similar to a regular physician appointment. In the outpatient setting, you will come to your regular primary care office for your appointment, but without the inconvenience and expense of travel or missed work. Through advanced video technology, physicians at another location will discuss your medical condition with you; view your medical records, lab result,  images and other pertinent information electronically. Vital patient information is safely kept and made easily accessible to the appropriate health care team treating the patient. This information allows the team to make a complete care assessment and create an appropriate treatment plan. 

Contact Us

For more information and a complete list of telemedicine services, contact Ann Truscott, RN, Telemedicine Coordinator, at 530.543.5867 or atruscott@bartonhealth.org.

In the Press


Helpful Telehealth Information

California Telehealth Resource Center
http://www.caltrc.org

Telemedicine Information Exchange
http://www.tmhguide.org

Center for Telehealth and E-Health Law
http://www.telehealthlawcenter.org

Health Resources and Service Administration - Telehealth
http://www.hrsa.gov/telehealth

UC Davis Center for Health and Technology
http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/cht

FCC Rural HealthCare Pilot Program
http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/rural/rhcp.html

Model for Rural Hospital Intensive Care Units for the Future May Be Here Today
http://www.csrha.org/advocate/winter08/pointofview_hahn.html

eICU Success Story
http://www.healthcareitnews.com/story.cms?id=8395