Doctor 'phone booths' offer diagnoses and dispense drugs: US

Patients lock themselves inside the medical stations for a teleconsult with a remote doctor

Busy people, apparently, need healthcare anytime, anywhere, and now an American company is obliging with a phone-booth-style doctor's office.

The medical stations developed by OnMed offer consultations with real doctors who work remotely via ultra-high definition cameras that even allow doctors to look down a patient’s throat or check out a tiny skin lesion.

The booths can also dispense hundreds of drugs, print off scripts, take blood pressures and have in-floor digital scales that provide the patient’s height, weight and BMI

Thermal imaging enables measurement of the patient’s temperature and also helps diagnose infection.

Initial consultations with the company’s doctors are expected to take around 15 minutes, its website says.