Even the always conservative American Medical Association agrees that it can be helpful, though it's not a total substitute for in-person care."We need more research, but there are plenty of circumstances where a video call with a doctor could work," says Robert M.Wah, MD, president of the American Medical Association and a reproductive endocrinologist in Mc Lean, Va.This could be helpful in circumstances where you want to describe something, like a new outfit you’re thinking of buying or how cute your dog is when it snores.Or if you want to see the person you’re chatting too, but not enough to see their face fill your phone in glorious technicolour the whole time.How many times have you wanted to see a doctor, but decided to postpone it for as long as possible on account of the hassle?The trek there, the rude receptionist, the waiting room--all for just three minutes of doctor time. Well, it looks like change might finally be on the horizon: Thanks to the growing availability of telemedicine or telehealth services, you can now skip all of that noise and video conference with a doctor from home any time--even in your pajamas. We talked to experts to find out whether it's worth a try.PETALING JAYA: Celebrity chef Redzuawan Ismail, better known as Chef Wan, has a few comments about Penang and the meaning of good governance.“True that good governance of the state will speak by itself from the tourists that visited our countries that kept saying how wonderful this old city is and well-preserved to the rakyat biasa yg menikmati secara apa yg di sediakan (the people who are used to enjoying what has been given),” he said in a recent Instagram post using his handle, @chefwan58.
Curious to know the taxi driver’s opinion of just how many Penangites were satisfied, Chef Wan suggested the figure “80%”, to which he received a rather surprising reply. He said everyone was happy, and the city was much cleaner and better maintained than it had ever been under the previous administration.Certain health insurance companies are also hopping on-board to reimburse for online visits.But because of the wide availability of smartphones it's only now that we're starting to see new services for everyday health complaints.You’ll get the most informed advice from a doctor who knows you and your health history.Also, simply talking about your symptoms or sending a photo does not tend to measure up to having a doctor give you a physical exam.‘It’s perfect for sharing quick moments with friends who aren’t right by your side or making your conversations richer by seeing each other face-to-face when you are messaging,’ Facebook said.