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Take Two Aspirin And Skype Me In The Morning

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How many of your medical appointments could be done just as easily by video-conference?

Radio Boston talks with Dr. Ronald Dixon of Massachusetts General Hospital, who argues that something like 60 percent of visits could be done on-line. Also weighing in is Dr. Amy Ship, an internist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

My vote: Heck, yes, in many cases. Anything that avoids the endlessly spiraling garages in the Longwood Medical-Industrial Complex is a good thing.

This program aired on August 31, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

Carey Goldberg Twitter Editor, CommonHealth
Carey Goldberg is the editor of WBUR's CommonHealth section.

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