My friends who are doctors have been telling me for years how much they hate Web MD. Not that it’s a viable threat to their livelihood. But that’s it poisonous to hypochondriacs. These people go on there and type in ‘fever’ and think they have lupus.
But let’s dig deeper and look for the good that comes from the democratization of information. One Medical has. And their online portal now lets you use your webcam to have a same-day appointment with your doctor. This portal allows the doctor and patient to access personal health records and renew prescriptions – with the huge benefit of saving time and money for both partners.
When you’re not sure what’s wrong, you’ll probably feel more comfortable going in for a hands-on checkup. But, when you just need to refill a prescription, this might be great.