Q: How does the online consultation work? A: Online consultations are an innovation in health care that utilizes the Internet to improve
patient access to the physician. Under this system, the patient no longer needs to receive a traditional
physical exam by the physician, rather the patient completes an online questionnaire, and this questionnaire
is then submitted to the physician using a secure order system. In must be said that online consultations
can never take the place of traditional medicine, they do provide a valid means for patients to receive
treatment for a number of conditions that, in many circumstances, do not actually require a physical exam.
It is important to check your local laws to make sure online prescriptions are legal where you live.