This is a blog for the Mental Health Policy Class at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work.

February 7, 2008

Online house calls click with doctors

Consulting your family physician is finally moving into the 21st century and out of the doctor's office. Since the dawn of e-mail, patients have been pleading for more doctors to offer medical advice online. No traffic jams, no long waits, no germ-infested offices with outdated magazines and bad elevator music. There was always one major roadblock: Most health insurers wouldn't pay for it. Until now.

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