The Doctor Will See You Now — On Your Cellphone

 

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Relief may be just a few touchpad swipes away with Doctor on Demand, a new app that lets you arrange video-based doctor visits on the fly, in the style of Uber.

The iOS and Android app promises to connect patients to a doctor and arrange a 15-minutes-or-less visit within minutes for $40. Doctor on Demand has a pool of about 1,000 doctors who can prescribe medicine, though the doctors will not prescribe narcotics or other potentially addictive drugs. The app is designed for short-term medical problems like the flu or a migraine, not something serious like cancer, says Pat Basu, an M.D. and company cofounder. Read more...

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