March 31, 2021
I know I am not the first person to say that the pandemic has changed many things about our daily lives. In some cases, such as mask-wearing and social distancing, these changes are temporary and would never have happened if COVID-19 had not come to the United States last year. But in other cases, the past year has simply accelerated permanent changes that were already taking place.
One of the most striking examples of this second type of change can be seen in medicine. Even before the pandemic began, if it was available, a growing number of people were choosing to meet with their doctors o...