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Why has online care or an e-visit become popular?

Shelley C. Giebel, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)

Everyone is busy and is searching for a convenient affordable alternative to the traditional visit to the doctor.  It seems each year it is more difficult to get an appointment.  

Often, questions can be answered without direct contact with your physician.  The common cold, or an uncomplicated bladder infection can be treated safely without a physical exam.  

E-visits can provide information when you need it.   Studies have shown that emergency room visits decrease when people use e-visits.  Patients and doctors alike love e-visits for these reasons! 

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