Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Medical Gadgets

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.