Online doc services profiled in USA Today

Updated 21 Nov

USA Today takes a short and shallow look on online/phone doctor consult services such as Florida-based MDLiveCare and Beverly Hills-based RingADoc (Telethrive), highlighting the credentialing problems (and a horror story). Are online doctors the best medicine?

Update:  iHealthBeat points out that The Federation of State Medical Boards plans to re-examine its policies on physician communication issues during its symposium in March 2011–and provides a good summary of the USA Today article if you don’t want to bother with it.  State officials keeping eye on medical services offered via phone, web.