Dr Oz: Why Telemedicine Is Here to Stay — and Improving Health Care

Virtual doctor appointments became mainstream during the pandemic, and I feel the trend will continue.

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Telemedicine, or virtual doctor's visits, was already on its way to becoming an important part of the healthcare system. But the COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the need for virtual doctor's visits, making telemedicine completely mainstream. In fact, one study, published in Sept. 2020 in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, found that in New York, telemedicine visits increased 8,729% during the height of the pandemic compared to the previous year.

But now that more people are getting vaccinated, will telemedicine stay as popular? I think it will.

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