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Medical practices increasingly allow online appointments
USA Today

After relocating to Washington, Clint Morrison needed a doctor to follow up a tonsillectomy he had a few weeks earlier in California. When he started calling specialists in his health plan’s directory, he struck out: They either weren’t taking new patients or had no openings for several weeks. So in September, Morrison went to He could see doctors’ appointment calendars and identify those that took his insurance and were located near his office. With a couple of clicks, Morrison, 24, scheduled an appointment for the next day with Mark Dettelbach, an ear, nose and throat doctor. “It was painless,” Morrison says of the experience.