PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- The future of medicine is on your phone or tablet.
Doctors at the Muhammad Ali Parkinson's Center aren't letting distance get in the way of treating their patients.
Instead, they are using technology as a treatment tool.
Tele-conferencing with patients who aren't able to make regular visits to the clinic.
Doctor Holly Shill with the center's Legacy Care Program says face-to-face visits are always good, but this provides benefits you can't get in a doctor's office.
"We had a patient where we were just following them along as they were walking through their hallway so I could see how they were moving through their home, a very unique aspect you wouldn't get in a clinic," she said.
She said they were losing a lot of patients as their Parkinson's progressed so this is a good way to keep that connection.