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A second opinion, available from afar

Minneapolis Star Tribune, June 9, 2008

For the past year, Mayo Clinic physicians have been offering "virtual consults" to the Duluth, the MN-based clinic SuperiorHealth Center. As part of a pilot project, Mayo doctors have tried to solve dozens of medical puzzles, sight unseen, involving patients with cancer, diabetes, heart disease and other disorders. They rely almost entirely on records, images and lab tests to answer specific questions about diagnosis and treatment posed by the Duluth doctors.