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By Vance Thompson M.D.
The Prairie Doc 

The Prairie Doc: Delivering Health Care to the Patient


In the old days, country doctors often cared for folks by coming to the patient’s homes. These house calls brought great relief to people and families that needed medical attention.

Nowadays, we are becoming familiar with telemedicine, or health care services provided electronically via the Internet. In rural settings, telemedicine helps provide specialty care to patients without the travel required for in-person visits. Access to medical care via telemedicine can greatly reduce costs and wait times for those in need. And, during the pandemic we saw how telemedicine grew tremendously, reg...

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