(Camden, New Jersey) Whether you are relaxing at home in your pajama’s or at work searching the web while enjoying an afternoon lunch, patients can receive fast and accurate answers to medical questions just by visiting Cooperhealth.org. Cooper University Hospital has created a remarkable new online chat where individuals can discuss medical issues and related topics with physicians and other health-care experts through the internet.
At least two days a month, for thirty minutes a session, different physicians will host chats discussing a new topic of interest. In the coming months, Health eTalk will feature discussions ranging from general topics, such as women’s health and sports medicine, to specific discussions about the latest procedures and services available at Cooper University Hospital. Questions can be submitted in advance of the scheduled chat and, if a patient is not available when the live chat is happening, a complete transcript of each chat will be available immediately following the event.
“The service allows patients to ask our physicians general health-related questions in a way that easily fits into their busy schedules, as we’re planning to host most sessions during the lunch hour,” said Andrew Gradel, Manager of Internet Marketing at Cooper. “It is extremely convenient for both partys and, in the end, the patient does not have to worry about the expense of a doctor’s visit because the service is completely free-of-charge.”
The first live chat will take place on Wednesday, August 20 at 12 p.m. It will be hosted by Eric L. Hume, M.D. of the Cooper Bone & Joint Institute and the topic of discussion will be ”Aging Joints: You Don’t Have to Live with Pain.” Then, on Wednesday, September 3 at 2 p.m., Rosemarie Leuzzi, M.D. of Cooper Internal Medicine will host a discussion on “Energy, Attitude & Good Health for Women 50+.”