Physicians and patients are fighting a growing hypocrisy in American medicine. Examples abound, such as criticism that doctors are overprescribing antibiotics and contributing to resistance, while insurance companies simultaneously incentivize their members to use telemedicine programs or urgent cares instead of visiting their primary care physician.
My own insurance company, Cigna, recently sent me a letter notifying me that I will have a reduced co-pay if I use their telemedicine program or preferred urgent care vendor, as opposed to an outpatient in-network doctor visit.
It seems that we have lots of apps that can tell us how many steps we took today, what distance we walked since we woke up but we are at a point that we are past that. We need to find out how those steps will affect our health, and most importantly how will affect me combined with all my fitness data as a whole.