Seattle-based company offers doctor appts. via Web cam

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by BREANNA ROY & KREM.com

NWCN.com

Posted on February 7, 2013 at 6:59 AM

Updated Thursday, Feb 7 at 7:03 AM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- With the cost of health care on the rise, one company is saving its patients time and money.

Seattle-based CareSimple found a way to provide one-on-one doctor visits without the hassle of the waiting room.

Patients don’t even have to leave home, which is the last thing most sick people want to do.

A laptop, Web cam and an internet connection are required for the new service. The Web site puts anyone in need in contact with a doctor. They’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“It really is improving access for patients in Washington State and nationally. We have a doctor shortage in this country, and it’s a way for patients to speak with a provider on their terms, in a convenient way, in an affordable way, and ultimately, a safe way,” CareSimple doctor Ben Green said.

Visits cost $85 and last about 20 minutes.

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