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Have You Tried Telemedicine? 7 Pros and Cons


TelemedicineOn-demand telemedicine is a modern-day version of the doctor’s house call. With your smart phone or tablet, you can find a convenient way to access quality medical care.

In many cases, you can still have a face-to-face meeting with your health care practitioner through your screens, and through video or smartphone conferencing, says Family Medicine practitioner Mark Rood, MD. However, depending on your symptoms, it may or may not be the best way to work with your doctor.

It’s important to know the many benefits as well as the limits of on-demand telemedicine.

Learn about some of the many upsides of telemedicine