Putting the ‘app’ in appointment: More opting to teleconsult a doctor

Rising trend of such services, with at least seven available in S'pore

A teleconsultation works simply: A patient downloads an app, creates an account and, after answering a few questions, will be connected to a doctor.
A teleconsultation works simply: A patient downloads an app, creates an account and, after answering a few questions, will be connected to a doctor.ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

If you are feeling under the weather, getting well again is as easy as picking up the phone to teleconsult a doctor and having medication delivered straight to your doorstep.

More people are saying goodbye to long queues at the clinic, opting instead for medical care from the convenience of their home, office, or even on the train.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 08, 2019, with the headline 'Telemedicine: Putting the 'app' in appointment'. Subscribe