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We asked our providers what they’ve been up to during this time at home, outside of work. In our new series, Meet Your Provider, learn a little more about the team at Columbia Skin Clinic. If you would like to book a telehealth or in-office appointment with one of our experienced dermatologists or aestheticians, please contact us.

Here, Dr. Cody Connor, shares a few fun things he has been doing.

What have you been doing during your time at home?

I’ve been playing non-stop with my one-year-old daughter and three-year-old son. I’m teaching my son how to play soccer, and he’s getting quite good for a three-year-old. I have also been attempting to substitute my gym with home workouts in my garage using the few weights that I own and a number of items around the home in creative ways.

What have you been watching lately?

My wife and I have been watching Ozark and Money Heist on Netflix. We’ve also been watching various superhero and transformer cartoons with my son.

What have you been reading lately?

Rather than reading, I’ve been working on writing my second science fiction novel, which has been on hold for the past few years due to time constraints.

What’s the best meal you or your family have cooked recently?

We made coconut lime chicken with coconut rice and sautéed Brussels sprouts that were delicious.

What have you enjoyed most about your time at home?

I’ve most enjoyed spending extra time with my wife and kids.

How has telemedicine changed the way you practice medicine?

Telemedicine has enabled me to see patients who otherwise may never have seen a dermatologist due to the time commitment or personal feelings about in-person doctor visits. While the volume of patients I am seeing has significantly decreased during this pandemic, telemedicine has allowed those with symptomatic skin issues that can’t wait to continue receiving care. Without the ability to feel the skin or perform diagnostic biopsies over telemedicine, my reliance on visual details has been even further enhanced, and it has been important to choose treatments that can address multiple possible diagnoses while also considering the risks that certain therapies may pose during a viral pandemic.