Curbside consultations – the good, the bad, and the ugly



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Dr. Lin, Dr. Pappas, Dr. Sellin, and Dr. El-Serag are in the section of gastroenterology and hepatology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston; Dr. El-Serag is also in the section of gastroenterology and hepatology, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston.

Content from this column was originally published in the “Practice Management: The Road Ahead” section of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology (2016;14:2-45).

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