TOPEKA, Kansas It typically took Walt Hill more than a year to recruit a psychiatrist to northwest Kansas. Now he doesnt even bother.
Instead, the executive director of the High Plains Mental Health Center relies on out-of-state doctors willing to work remotely, treating patients through video conference.
For years, the center has used remote appointments with local psychiatrists to reach patients in far-flung corners of its coverage area, which spans 20 largely rural counties.
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