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Medical Gadgets

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Medical gadgets are overwhelming the marketplace. Leslie Kernisan, M.D., MPH, is a geriatrician in San Francisco who looks at cutting-edge apps and devices and helps pick out ones that are useful for her elderly patients. From technology that reminds patients with dementia to take their medicine, to Bluetooth-enabled blood pressure cuffs, Dr. Kernisan is interested in how technology will change health care. She is also a solo practitioner who is bucking the traditional method of office visits, opting to see patients in their homes.