UF Health Brings Telemedicine Program for Diabetic Children to Underserved Area of Collier County (UF Health Newsroom)

UF Health Brings Telemedicine Program for Diabetic Children to Underserved Area of Collier County

For children with diabetes or other endocrine system disorders who come from less affluent families, access to care can be difficult and time-consuming. University of Florida Health experts will provide services for children in underserved communities in Collier County through a new grant from the Naples Children & Education Foundation that will allow them to start a pediatric endocrinology telemedicine clinic in the Southwest Florida county.

The three-year, $689,000 grant will allow a team of UF Health physicians, diabetes educators, clinical psychologists, and other health care workers to establish weekly telemedicine clinics in Immokalee, with in-person clinics to follow as COVID-19 rates decline. Michael J. Haller, M.D., a professor and chief of endocrinology in the UF College of Medicine’s department of pediatrics, explains how the telemedicine clinic will meet an urgent need. 

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