Telemedicine is now available for everyone. Children and adults can now take advantage of easy access to health care through telemedicine for outpatient appointments, inpatient care, and virtual primary care. Meet patients who have used telemedicine and learn the benefits of choosing to join a virtual primary care practice.
Plus have your questions answered in a live webchat with Dr. Salim Saiyed, vice president and chief medical information officer at UPMC Pinnacle. All on a special edition of ABC27’s Good Day PA, Thursday, January 28, from 10 to 11 a.m.
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Cynthia Elsner, MD
Practice: UPMC Children’s Community Pediatrics – Hummelstown
Cynthia Elsner, MD, is a pediatrician and UPMC Children’s Community Pediatrics-Hummelstown. Dr. Elsner received her medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania and completed her residency at Geisinger Medical Center. Dr. Elsner is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. In her free time, she enjoys knitting, reading, art, and Pilates.
Larissa Sachs, MD
PinnacleHealth Rheumatology Associates
Larissa Sachs, MD, is a rheumatologist at PinnacleHealth Rheumatology Associates. She is board-certified in internal medicine and rheumatology. Dr. Sachs received her medical degree from Saratov State Medical University, Saratov, Russia. She completed her fellowship training in clinical rheumatology at Boston University/Roger Williams Medical Center.
Salim Saiyed, MD
Dr. Salim Saiyed is vice president and chief medical information officer at UPMC Pinnacle. He is board-certified in clinical informatics and family medicine and is a practicing physician. Dr. Saiyed received his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine and completed his residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center.
Dr. Saiyed oversees telehealth at UPMC Pinnacle where he recently led a 1,000 percent increase in adoption. He serves on Epic’s telehealth advisory council and top 10 influencer on weekly telemedicine twitter chat. He has led over a dozen implementations across the country, including spearheading implementation of Epic across UPMC Pinnacle’s seven hospitals. He teaches at Johns Hopkins on leading health care change.
Carleen Warner, MD
Carleen Warner, MD, MBA, is the medical director for the PinnacleHealth Medical Group, Lancaster Region, UPMC Pinnacle. Dr. Warner is board-certified in family medicine. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from North Dakota State University, a medical degree from University of North Dakota School of Medicine, and an MBA from Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business. She completed her family medicine residency at WellSpan York Hospital.