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House calls return with on-demand doctor apps
The Mercury News

It was 8 o’clock on a weeknight and Brooklyn resident Sarah Sheehan was reeling from a painful earache.

She wouldn’t be able to see her doctor until the next morning, and that would require a 45-minute subway ride uptown. That’s when Sheehan, co-founder of an education technology business, remembered receiving a promotional code for a new company called Pager, an Uber-like service that sends doctors to patients’ homes.

Pager and similar companies like Heal and Medicast aim to streamline medical care — cutting out waiting rooms, receptionists and trips to the doctor’s office.

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