Telemedicine is a growing trend. With a focus on cost, convenience, and access, this $30 billion industry is appealing to those who don’t have to visit their doctor for every single thing. Refills, lab orders and results, even minor conditions can be taken care of during telemedicine appointments.
Unfortunately, telemedicine is often shunned at insurance-centric doctors’ offices because insurance companies typically don’t pay doctors for telemedicine visits – a reason why you can’t get your doctor on the phone. In Direct Primary Care practices, however, telemedicine is not only routine, but encouraged for the sake of patient convenience. The following article cites five reasons why telemedicine works with Direct Primary Care (DPC):