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Telemental Health An Option For Areas Short Of Physicians

Arizona has a huge shortage of physicians — especially in rural areas. And that extends to mental health care, as well.

One option that is offering more opportunities is telemental health, with psychological or psychiatric care being provided remotely. The University of Arizona is considered a national leader in telebehavioral health.

One of its professionals is Psychologist Joanna Katsanis, an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology.

We spoke with Dr. Katsanis.

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Steve Goldstein was a host at KJZZ from 1997 to 2022.