Call Me Maybe? More Doctors Making Virtual House Calls

Call Me Maybe? More Doctors Making Virtual House Calls

Technology has shaped most areas of our lives: We Facetime to keep in touch with family and friends, and sometimes even for job interviews--but doctors visits? 

Telehealth is getting more and more popular with patients and medical practitioners alike as carriers continue to expand coverage to include virtual doctors visits. Sounds great for those too sick to get out of bed to see a doctor, or too busy to fit in an appointment, but would you or do you think it takes the place of hands-on care? 

Morning Shift talks to a couple of doctors with personal experience. Dr. Elena Barengolts is with the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center here in Chicago, and Dr. Deborah Mulligan with MDLive, a national telehealth provider.