Housecall for Health: Effective E-Visits


You can use the internet for just about anything these days, so why not use it not just to make a doctor’s appointment, but have a doctor’s appointment, too.

FOX’s Colleen Cappon reports it won’t hurt you in today’s “Housecall for Health”:

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New research suggests e-visits may be just as effective as seeing your doctor in person.  For e-visits, patients fill out online forms about their symptoms and a doctor gets back to them with treatment advice.

University of Pittsburgh researchers found online care for sinus infections and urinary tract infections had the same results as traditional doctor’s appointments. ¬†Experts say they are convenient and save money, but should not be used for serious illness.

Housecall for Health, I’m Colleen Cappon, FOX News Radio.