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Updated: May 11, 2021 10:06 PM
Created: May 11, 2021 09:49 PM

Many of us have tried a virtual visit with our doctors during the pandemic, and it remains a big part of health care.

Mayo Clinic leaders said it was growing before the pandemic, but some providers and patients still had reservations.

Then, it became a necessity. Although, most people have returned to clinics and hospitals for care, telehealth remains an important part of the puzzle.

"Now that the height of the pandemic has come down, and we are in a plateau phase, digital health care still consumes approximately 20%, or represents about 20% of the health care provider interactions," said Mayo Clinic College of Medicine Dr. Bart Demaerschalk.

In a survey that Mayo Clinic was part of, more than 30% of people said they would not have gotten health care during the pandemic if there wasn't a telehealth option.

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