In Pictures: 5 telemedicine startups that bring healthcare to you

Telemedicine is bringing the doctor's house call into the 21st century with on-demand visits to your physician using your smartphone, tablet or laptop. Here are five telemedicine companies that are shaking up healthcare in big ways.

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Pager The last thing you want to do when you’re sick is leave your bed, and the people around you in the waiting room at the doctor’s office probably wish you’d stayed in bed, too. Or maybe you are without a car or you have a kid who needs a physical for school or a sleep-away camp, but you can’t get an appointment at a convenient time.

With Pager, you can stay home and book a doctor’s appointment for any day between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. Unlike the other services on this list, you will actually get a doctor to show up at your house, apartment or hotel. Log onto the website, and a support member immediately asks you if they can help you book a visit. Your first visit is complimentary using the promo code HEALTHCHECK, and it gets you an overall assessment of your health and risk for common medical conditions from the comfort of your own home. There is one catch: Pager is currently available only in New York City, but it’s been making headlines for its funding and plans to expand in the near future.

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