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Telehealth for Veterans: Improving Access to Healthcare Services for Our Heroes

By: Terrence Smith, Vice President, Government Operations | Updated on March 21, 2024

Telehealth for Veterans: Improving Access to Healthcare Services for Our Heroes

At LocumTenens.com, we believe it is necessary to acknowledge our Veterans for their immense sacrifices and bravery. By defending our freedoms, we must ensure they receive continued care and support. Unfortunately, many of today’s Veterans encounter frustrating obstacles when attempting to access healthcare, particularly those facing mobility issues or residing in rural areas. As of September 2021, according to the Department of Affairs’ Office of Rural Health, nearly 4.4 million Veterans resided in rural communities.

Due to a lack of accessible facilities and clinicians, long travel distances, wait times, and scheduling conflicts, many Veterans do not get the care they need. Telehealth, which provides healthcare access to millions across the country, serves as a trusted solution to these issues. By supplying remote, board-certified providers, Telehealth offers the advantage of flexible patient care, especially when addressing scheduling conflicts.

According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, more than 2.2 million Veterans have used telehealth “to connect with their care team from home, a VA facility, or wherever they are located.” Whether for chronic conditions, mental health resources, or simple check-ups, telehealth is a valuable implementation that creates easy access for patients across all facilities.

LT Telehealth, powered by LocumTenens.com, is changing the public narrative. Our extensive network of clinicians allows us to facilitate rapid access to specialty expertise, improve patient care coordination and increase capacity and flexibility efficiently and effectively. With more than 2,000 programs built and 515+ active programs at any time, we’ve helped reach thousands of patients. With our advanced telehealth services, we can provide custom-tailored telehealth solutions and virtual physicians to VA facilities across the country. As a reliable ally to numerous government agencies, we possess an in-depth understanding of logistics, procedures, and policies.

Contact one of our account executives today for a consultation to explore how telehealth solutions can best benefit our Veterans and VA facilities.

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Terrence Smith

Vice President, Government Operations

Terrence brings over 20 years of sales experience to the company; 13 of those years have been with LocumTenens.com. His responsibilities include planning, development and implementation of marketing, sales and business development strategies and policies for the government sales division. He was instrumental in starting the division in 2005, and it has experienced constant growth since, including more than doubling in 2008. He became a partner and the division vice president in 2009. Terrence has a Bachelor of Science in business management from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro, NC.