Telemedicine and clinics increase access to U-M pediatric cardiologists

Children with heart problems come to U-M from all over the nation and world for evaluation and care—in fact, U-M’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital is ranked fourth in the nation for children’s heart care.

But kids from northern Michigan don’t have to travel all the way to Ann Arbor for all of their visits, because U-M specialists come to them. For decades, a U-M pediatric cardiologist has offered occasional clinics in the area, and for the last year U-M has had an even more regular presence in the area, with the arrival of Dr. Catherine Webb. She sees young heart patients in Petoskey and Traverse City, as well as Grand Rapids, and helps local doctors connect with U-M physicians in Ann Arbor via “telemedicine” links.

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