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The doctor’s in-box
Los Angeles Times

The doctor-patient relationship is moving online. With 68% of American adults now using the Internet to search for healthcare information, it’s no surprise that many also want digital access to their doctor. Whether they have that option will depend heavily on doctors’ ability to get paid for the service.

Online physician consultations, also called e-visits, are already being used to treat patients for non-emergency conditions and to answer questions about minor ailments, symptoms or medications.