UAB MedCast

Telemedicine for Cystic Fibrosis Patients

Bryan Garcia, MD - Speaker Bio
Specialties include Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonology. 

Learn more about Bryan Garcia, MD 

Release Date: May 4, 2022
Expiration Date: May 3, 2025

Disclosure Information:

Ronan O’Beirne, EdD, MBA
Director, UAB Continuing Medical Education

Katelyn Hiden
Physician Marketing Manager, UAB Health System

The planners have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

Bryan Garcia, MD
Assistant Professor, Critical Care Medicine & Pulmonology

Dr. Garcia has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

There is no commercial support for this activity.
  • Topic Info:Telehealth is making it possible for those with rare diseases to receive expert care more efficiently. Bryan Garcia, MD, explains that although many specialties simply had to use telehealth during the pandemic, the benefits are here to stay for many of his cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. Thanks to recent Cystic Fibrosis Foundation investments in home-monitoring spirometers and newly approved medicines that allow CF patients to maintain more routine lifestyles, telehealth is not only possible, but is often preferred. Dr. Garcia explains how CF treatment lends itself to the early adoption of telehealth, but he also emphasizes that the general trend towards it is inevitable across the industry—noting that some clinical trials are already enabling greater participation by requiring fewer in-person visits.