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The return of doctor house calls: Convenient, but at what cost?
Los Angeles Times

An alert popped up on Dr. Sam Kim’s smartphone: a 7-year-old with a cough. Would you be comfortable seeing this patient?

Kim clicked yes and hopped in his car on a recent Saturday morning. Black bag in hand, white coat donned, he knocked on the door of a home on a tree-lined street in La Canada Flintridge. The doctor is in.

Kim works for Heal, a Los Angeles-based start-up that allows patients in several California counties to order doctor house calls through a smartphone app. Similar companies exist in other parts of the country, including Pager in New York City and Mend in Dallas.

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