Private doc does "e-visits" by email or webcam

Jay Parkinson is a private physician practicing in Williamsburg, New York. In addition to house and office calls, he'll examine your boo-boos by emailed photos or webcam and let you know whether you need stitches, cream, or a pat on the head and a lollipop.

An e-Visit is a rapidly emerging concept that uses communication technology to manage health and disease. Many doctor visits can be avoided by simply talking with your doctor, or emailing photos, or video chatting face-to-face. Nearly every young adult has a digital camera or phone camera. Video chatting is becoming increasingly more common. I believe in harnessing these ubiquitous technologies to optimize your health. It's the wave of the future for affordable healthcare.


(via Apophenia)