How do you know if you really need to see a doctor?

October 12, 2013

Mark L. Friedman, MD, FACEP, FACP

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My own friends and family often don't really know how to access the medical system and at what level, so they call me for advice. "Do I go to the emergency room for this?" "Should I see a doctor?"

Knowing the answers to such questions is a real problem for most people who don't have a friend or family member who's a doctor.

I recently discussed this issue and how First Stop Health helps during an interview on the Michael Dresser Show. I also discussed:
"¢ The problem of physician shortages in America.
"¢ Why doctors don't make house calls anymore.
"¢ New obstacles between doctors and patients.
"¢ How telehealth services like First Stop Health helps.

Originally published Oct 12, 2013 2:37:40 PM.