Healing From Home - Telehealth

June 1, 2021
6:00pm Pacific Time
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Telehealth – diagnosing, treating, advising, and collaborating remotely – has long been an option when it comes to patients seeking healthcare or medical experts working with colleagues. However, the current pandemic has vastly accelerated its importance and use. From home monitoring options that deliver data right to your doctor, to robots that bring experts to an emergency room bedside even when it’s miles away, access to life-changing, even life saving healthcare has never been greater.

ViewFinder: Healing From Home – Telehealth explores many of the digital options now available, complemented by expert perspectives from some of its leading practitioners. We’ll meet some of telehealth’s pioneers, and see how it’s now addressing a broad spectrum of patient needs, from physical to emotional. Interviews with both health providers and patients reveal how a post-COVID world encouraged modern medicine to embrace technology – and, what doctors say it will mean for you.

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Video Description

OVEE Telemedicine Preview.mp4

60 minutes


  • Holly Healy

    Holly Healy is the Community Engagement & Events Project Manager at PBS KVIE. She is responsible for managing station events and maintaining and building relationships with community members.

  • Catherine S


  • Kristen Simoes, Panel Moderator

    Kristen Simoes is an Emmy-nominated, Telly award-winning broadcast reporter and voice actor specializing in documentary programming, e-learning, corporate narration and commercials. She has worked as a reporter and anchor for Sacramento’s NBC affiliate, KCRA-TV and has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, HGTV and the Fine Living Network, covering everything from federal murder cases to celebrity interviews to home and garden trends. Kristen has been a regular freelance contributor to the PBS KVIE series Inside California Education and America’s Heartland.

  • Peter Yellowlees MD

    Peter Yellowlees MD is Chief Wellness Officer at UC Davis Health and holds the Alan Stoudemire Endowed Chair in Psychiatry. He has conducted research in the areas of psychiatry, telemedicine, health informatics and physician health and has written over 250 academic papers and book chapters, and 7 books. He is a past President of the American Telemedicine Association, is regularly invited to present lectures nationally and internationally, has written and presented over 180 video editorials on psychiatry for Medscape and is frequently featured in the media.

  • Dr. Smita Das

    A native of the Bay Area, Dr. Das studied Chemistry and Statistics at Stanford, completed a masters in Public Health at Dartmouth College, and then completed her MD and PhD in Community Health at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She was chief resident at Stanford Psychiatry and completed an addiction psychiatry fellowship at UCSF. She is Past President of the Northern California Psychiatric Society and was appointed to the APA Addiction Council. Currently Dr. Das is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford and is the Medical Director of Psychiatry at Lyra Health.

  • Allan Renazco

    Allan Renazco is an Airborne Ranger qualified Army retiree with 19 years of service in various statuses. Initially enlisted as an artillery forward observer, he has served in active duty units such as the 82nd Airborne Division and 4th Infantry Division and also as a member of the California National Guard as a Field Artillery Officer. He was diagnosed with service connected PTSD in 2013 resulting from his 2 tours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 and 2006. He struggled with nightmares, hypervigilance, survivors guilt and increased anxiety for years before being properly diagnosed and subsequently retired from the Army. Since retiring he has sought betterment through cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectic behavioral therapy and participated in several groups provided by the VA (Veterans Affairs). He does what he can to help his fellow brothers and sisters in arms to alleviate the stigma of asking for mental health help. He lives in Sacramento with two of his kids (10,11) that he shares 50/50 custody with and his aging father that he cares for.

  • Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, District 04

    In November 2016, Cecilia Aguiar-Curry was elected to the California Assembly to represent the 4th District that includes all or parts of Napa, Lake, Yolo, Sonoma, Colusa, and Solano counties. Cecilia grew up in western Yolo County and has long served her community. Prior to her election to the Assembly, she served as the mayor of Winters. She earned a degree in business administration from San Jose State University.

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