Most people can't talk with their doctors online, because of regulatory and funding issues.
March 13, 2013 Telemedicine sounds like a good idea, but state laws limit it, and insurers usually won't pay for that. Parkinson's specialist Ray Dorsey is determined to prove that it can work, one patient at a time. The latest lure: free 30-minute consults.
Therapy by telephone can work about as well as the in-person variety.
June 5, 2012 Therapists can treat depression just as effectively over the phone as in person, research shows. And patients are more likely to stick with treatment because phone calls fit into busy lives more easily than regular visits to a clinician's office.
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