Cutting edge technology makes robot doc possible

By Jena Johnson - bio | email

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - With the help of cutting edge technology, now a doctor can be two places at once.

A robot is the newest addition to Lufkin's Memorial Health Care staff. The robot allows a specialist at Methodist Hospital in Houston to see patients in Lufkin.

The robot is not meant to replace physicians, it just simply enhances the medical industry. Memorial Hosptial said patients will still be able to connect to the robot on a personal level.

"If the patient starts talking to me, I can turn and look at the family member, I can talk to the clinician about any records like cat scans and you make a relationship with me," said Maria Gonzales, InTouch Health regional account manager.

T.L.L Temple Foundation funded the robot.