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As people age, doctor appointments become a bigger part of life. Being responsible for driving a loved one to several appointments a week or to specialists hundreds of miles away can pose a challenge. The hours spent on the road and in waiting rooms add up fast.
Fortunately, a convenient service that brings the doctor to the patient via technology is now a popular option. Telehealth services, or virtual doctor’s office visits, are available through providers across the country, private companies and—increasingly—at retail clinics.
As a supplement to your loved one’s regular check-ups with a primary care provider, virtual visits take place over the phone or through video. They also offer two- and three-party calling to keep you as the caregiver involved with every visit, giving you more flexibility. Available any time of day, seven days a week, they cover non-emergency care for such conditions as colds, flu, rashes, respiratory infections and more.
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