My Weight Doctor Uses HD Video Conferencing to Collaborate with Specialists; Facilitates Stronger Bonds Between Doctors and Patients

Julie Zellman

by Julie Zellman, Marketing Communications Coordinator, LifeSize

Eat more fruits and veggies.

Make time for a little bit of exercise everyday.

Cut out sweets, treats and other delicious, tempting goodies.

For many Americans who are focused on losing weight, these mantras echo in one’s head day in and day out. Unfortunately, following these guidelines is often not enough for some overweight and obese individuals. Sometimes, it takes a trained physician to find underlying medical causes for weight gain and assist with treatment.

My Weight Doctor is one such medical practice that provides this service. With patients across the U.S., the practice provides a holistic approach to weight loss and weight management by employing the help of a number of specialists including hormone therapists, nutritionists, pharmacists, psychologists and others. As a result of this approach, My Weight Doctor has a 95 percent success rate.

Because the practice wants to provide the best medical treatment possible, they call in help from a number of specialists to work with each individual patient. Unfortunately, these specialists are not always local. To remedy this issue, My Weight Doctor needed a way to collaborate with these individuals regardless of distance. In order to achieve the most lifelike experience available, they turned to HD video conferencing from LifeSize.

“LifeSize impressed me from the beginning,” said Kavan J. Shaban, management consultant of My Weight Doctor. “What stood out most to me was the ease of deployment and outstanding ROI. The other vendors’ offerings just seemed so fragmented. Additionally, we needed a system that was interoperable with ShoreTel and our existing communications environment. LifeSize was intuitive, simple and overall, provided the HD quality we were seeking.”

 

The practice deployed LifeSize® Express 200™ and LifeSize® Express 220™ endpoints throughout its locations. In order to make the most of the technology, the IT manager placed some of the codecs and cameras on portable carts, so they can be wheeled between examination rooms and conference rooms with ease.

With the help of LifeSize, patients do not have to wait weeks to meet with a specialist. They can interact face-to-face within seconds. Also, My Weight Doctor utilizes video conferencing for staff meetings, as well, making the practice more productive as a whole.

“LifeSize is one of the most important tools in our medical office,” said Shaban. “Beyond the administrative help it provides, the true result has been better patient care. Our patients mean everything to us and this technology helps us provide the best, most efficient treatment possible.”

 

To read the case study in its entirety, please visit LifeSize Helps Medical Practice Empower Patients to Achieve Weight Loss Goals.

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