Dr. Phil-Backed Startup Launches Online Medical Exams

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In his various professional incarnations, Phillip “Dr. Phil” McGraw has been a practicing psychologist, bestselling author, television personality, and spokesman for weight-loss products of dubious efficacy. Now he’s got a part-time gig as an adviser to a startup called Doctor On Demand, which is announcing itself to the public today. The service will try to increase online access to doctors, which could have far-reaching effects on health care.

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