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When Should I Visit My Doctor's Office for Care?

Think back to the last time you decided to go to the doctor for an acute illness. You probably debated whether your symptoms were severe enough, would the doctor actually do anything, and would it be better to wait it out? As you considered your decision making process, what was the value you were seeking […]

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When is it Okay to Refill Your Prescriptions through Telehealth Visits?

Seeking out the prescribing power of an online medical provider to refill a prescription does not make up a large portion of telemedicine visits, but it is also not a rare occurrence.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 50% of us are on at least one prescribed medication, 23% take three or more, […]

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10 Ways to Treat Your Flu Symptoms at Home

So you got the influenza(flu) vaccine and you still got the flu!  You are not alone.  Millions of your fellow Americans are dealing with variations of fever, chills, headaches, runny nose, cough, and muscle aches.  Right now we are seeing a significant rise in a version of the influenza virus called H3N2.  The vaccine this […]

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Research Shows Patients Like Using Telemedicine Visits for Care

What is holding up telehealth acceptance? Some clues can be gleaned from a recent white paper published by Avizia shows the significant percentage of the population that has yet to discover telehealth.    According to this white paper, 82% of patients surveyed have not used telemedicine as a source of care.  Of the 18% who […]

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How Telemedicine Can Diagnose 16 Common Skin Rashes

Rashes really freak people out and make up a decent percentage of all urgent care telemedicine complaints.  There are several studies finding that rash diagnosis by telemedicine is just about as good as an in-person evaluation.  Another recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Dermatology shows that medical providers evaluating […]

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Ten Holiday Hazards Care on Location Can Help Treat with Telemedicine Visits

Holiday Hazards that just may happen, and how to treat them through telemedicine The family is coming, the friends are coming and for a lot of us, that may mean from across town, out of state or an international guest. Like any other get together, hazards arise great and small. Nothing de-rails your sight seeing […]

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How Telehealth Visits Can Help Treat Foodborne Illnesses

Take a look outside your window - what do you see? In most parts of the United States, you’ll find brilliant colored leaves turning brown on trees that are shedding them to the ground for the preparation of colder weather. You might see an abundance of pumpkins or scarecrows. Sweaters. Boots. Time to cozy up. […]

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Feeling Under the Weather? How Care on Location's Telehealth Visits Can Help.

Our bodies are made to function like well-oiled machines, a thousand cogs and sprockets turning together in harmony to make us walk, talk, breathe, and live our lives to the fullest. Sometimes the machine can have a tick in its internal workings, however, and that slows it down or causes it to malfunction in a […]

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How Telemedicine Visits Make it Convenient to See a Primary Care Doctor

Seeking medical care is almost always inconvenient and usually quite costly.  There are multiple telemedicine services attempting to reverse the trend.  This article provides a decent brief overview of the initiative. We live in a society where we as consumers have more control over when, where, and how we access services.  Healthcare is slowly moving […]

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