Harvard Health Letter

Virtual doctor visits: A new kind of house call

A doctor shows up on your computer or smartphone, not your doorstep. Should you try it? Getting a doctor’s advice no longer requires a visit to the exam room. Thanks to videoconferencing applications (apps) for smartphones, tablets, and home computers, you can experience a virtual visit with a physician at any time, day or night. “The convenience factor is striking. You’re home sick, and 24/7 you can see a doctor on your…

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