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The Increasing Use of Virtual Physicians

On October 24, 2014 By Mark Foley

As the costs of both delivering and receiving health care services continue to increase, doctors are looking for new ways to deliver quality health advice in an efficient manner. One way they are doing so is through virtual patient consultations. For instance, MeMD offers 24/7 services in most states [...]

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Ten years ago, Jerri Nielsen made headlines when she biopsied a lump in her breast, electronically sent images of the tissue to an oncologist, and, when the lump was diagnosed as cancerous, administered her own chemotherapy while consulting with doctors via video conference and email. The amazing thing was that she did this [...]

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