News Item – Canadian company ‘Maple’ offers doctor’s visits online – for a price

When Melanie Marcus’ son came home from summer camp with a stomach ache, she didn’t take him to a clinic. Instead, the Toronto mother of two turned on her computer to access a doctor online.

“I logged on and  immediately chatted with a doctor, told him my son’s symptoms and we got a diagnosis,” Marcus said.

Marcus is one of  several thousand Canadian patients to have tried a new online medical service called Maple.

“Maple is a telemedicine service that allows doctors to see patients using a combination of different modes of communication. It could be video, audio or instant messaging, depending on what the patient’s preferences and needs are,” said Dr. Brett Belchetz, Maple’s co-founder and CEO.

Full article at: Global News