Physician who underwent heart transplant turns to telemedicine to treat patients

A San Diego-based physician who received a heart transplant in 2017 now treats patients through telemedicine after he was restricted from providing in-person care, local ABC affiliate KGTV reports.

Murray Alsip, DO, joined telemedicine provider MDLive to continue practicing medicine while maintaining his health post heart transplant. 

"I can't be around sick people because the immunosuppressant medications I have to take for the rest of my life will cause me to get sick much more easily," Dr. Alsip told KGTV.

Dr. Alsip spent five months in an intensive care unit prior to his heart transplant. He told the network that becoming a telemedicine physician has allowed him to help people through medicine again, which is "a wonderful feeling."

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