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Telemedicine unites Afghan teen with American doctor

Jay Robbins Jay Robbins
TIFTON, GA (WALB) -

A doctor was able to help an Afghan orphan from the other side of the world.

Dr. Michael Garbee visited with the 13-year old girl Thursday morning over a web cam.

The teen has been suffering with cerebral palsy and hasn't been able to put on weight. Telemedicine allows a doctor in South Georgia that face-to-face interaction.

"It allows us to connect a patient to a doctor and it allows us to erase time and distance which is really the miracle of telemedicine," said Tift Regional Director of Telemedicine Jay Robbins. 

Tift Regional has been using telemedicine for the last 9 years.

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