Insurance risk of easy medicine and doctorless doctoring, Daily Journal

Posted Nov 12, 2014

By Tad A. Devlin and Sheila Pham
(November 12, 2014)

The worst part of going to the doctor’s office is the waiting time spent in the lobby and/or your designated room. It’s typically an all-day affair. So what do people do now instead? What they do for everything: turn to the Internet. Googling symptoms or searching WebMD is nearly instantaneous, easy and can provide quick reassurance. The problem is that even the common cold can lead self-doctors to diagnose themselves with a terminal illness. Hypochondriac behavior lurks in all of us.

In light of this common experience, entrepreneurs and health care providers have expanded telemedicine and created …

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