In a recent article published by the ACP Internist, Charlotte Huff investigates the impact of virtual consultations on the medical field.
An excerpt: "Unlike the e-consults that some doctors already provide their patients, these virtual consults essentially offer a way to bypass the family doctor or any in-person interaction entirely. For a fee, frequently out of pocket, patients with a "live" video connection can run their symptoms by a doctor without leaving their home or office. The service can be driven by patient demand for convenience, lack of access to in-person care, and sometimes both, experts said."
The full article can be accessed here.