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Doctors turn to thumbs for diagnosis and treatment by text

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Doctors turn to thumbs for diagnosis and treatment by text

October 9, 2019

Doctors turn to thumbs for diagnosis and treatment by text

Dr. Anna Nguyen spoke with none of the five patients she treated on a recent weekday morning. She didn’t even leave her dining room.

The emergency physician nevertheless helped a pregnant Ohio woman handle hip pain, examined a Michigan man’s sore throat and texted a mom whose son became sick during a family trip to Mexico.

Welcome to the latest wrinkle in health care convenience: the chat diagnosis.

The full article from the Associated Press can be viewed at this link

 

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