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Dr. Donald Rebhun is regional medical director for Optum in California. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Dr. Donald Rebhun, Special to Valley News Let’s face it: even before the current pandemic, many people had apprehension about going to the doctor for check-ups and routine care. As a practicing internist with many years of experience helping people live healthier lives, I’ve certainly seen my share of patients who are nervous going to the doctor. Now, with health authorities and physicians asking people to socially distance and avoid crowded public spaces, the thought of going to a doctor’s office and sitting in the waiting room brings an added dimension of anxiety. That’s why physicians, like myself, have adapted new technology to provide care and make in-person visits safe. The fact is routine care shouldn’t be put on the backburner. It’s vitally important for peopl
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