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Flashing has become an unwelcome trend for some telemedicine businesses

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There are plenty of trends coming to the fore in digital health. Consolidation, for one, seems to be impacting every aspect of the sector, even conferences — I’m looking at you Health 2.0 and HIMSS.

But one of the more curious developments involves telemedicine providers, particularly those with a direct-to-consumer channel — flashing doctors. It is currently male patients doing the flashing and it seems to be the new reality for telemedicine or at least a current fad, according to an article from CNBC.

“There was a period where it was happening to some of our doctors once a week,” Bob Kocher, a Doctor on Demand investor, told CNBC.

Through interviews with Doctor on Demand, American Well, MD Live, and Sherpaa, the article revealed…

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