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Tech Advances Put the Annual Doctor Visit on the Critical List – The Wall Street Journal

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Shortly after his office closed in the early months of the pandemic, Paul Hyman, a primary care physician in Brunswick, Maine, scanned a printout of patients who were scheduled to see him in the next 30 days. Many were due for an annual physical exam, which by definition seems to require an in-person visit.