When to Use Virtual Doctors' Visits

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You can save big compared to an in-person doctor visit or a trip to the emergency room.

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QMy health plan is offering telemedicine this year. When and why should I use this service? – J.B., Chicago

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ATelemedicine, which offers basic health care through virtual visits with a doctor by phone or video chat, “is ideal for minor health concerns, such as bronchitis, cold and flu, bladder and urinary tract infections, fever, pinkeye, sinus problems, sore throat, and stomachache,” says Rebecca Madsen, of UnitedHealthcare.

You can save a lot of money by using telemedicine, especially if you’re paying


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