The number of doctors practicing online in the U.S. has nearly tripled since 2000, to an estimated 1.1 million doctors.
Now, doctors are experimenting with online doctors and practicing online doctors is the subject of a new study published in The American Journal of Public Health.
The study, published online by the journal PLOS One, surveyed more than 100,000 U.A. doctors.
The survey, conducted by online provider Healthcare.com, was funded by the Department of Defense.
The researchers used the Healthcare., Inc. data to build a graph that shows the proportion of doctors who are practicing in online mode as of August 2016, when Healthcare.org launched its online doctor platform.
The results showed that doctors are making use of online platforms for patient care, according to the study.
The top five reasons doctors are using online physicians are: to learn more about the patient, to gain insights and expertise, to track and compare data, and to collaborate with physicians and other healthcare providers.
Doctors are also finding new ways to connect with patients, according the study, which is based on data from the 2015 National Survey of Doctorate Recipients (NSDR).
According to the survey, 59% of doctors say they have made friends online with a patient or family member.
Other findings: The top reason doctors say doctors use a social network to interact with patients is to learn about the individual, according a third of doctors, while 40% use a website or social media site to conduct a conversation with patients.
Of all the reasons doctors cite for using a social networking platform to engage with patients in person, 63% say they use it to get advice from other doctors and 44% say it’s to share information with their patients.
Doctors cite the following reasons for using social networking platforms to interact: to find out what patients need, to see what is happening to them and to get help with a problem, to keep in touch with other physicians, to connect on medical, social and academic topics, and for general purpose purposes, according with the survey.
Doctors said they use social networking to find information about their patients, find out about medical topics, see how patients are doing, and get information on medical procedures.
The second most common reason doctors cite as a reason they use a platform to interact online is to get information from other physicians about a patient’s condition.
Of the three most common reasons doctors say patients use social media to connect, the survey found that doctors cite general purpose use of social networking as the most common.
Doctors also cited getting advice from others.
“We’re just trying to be more open and share more with our patients,” said Dr. Michelle Hensley, the study’s lead author.
She said there are several factors that make it difficult for doctors to be open to sharing their patients’ data.
For one, doctors typically cannot see patients through the doctor’s window and are often in front of computers when it comes to providing information to patients, making it difficult to see the patients’ facial expressions and other health information.
She added that it’s not uncommon for doctors who have patients in their practice to not have the time or resources to access all of the information doctors are sharing online.
Dr. Hensling said she hopes the study will inspire more doctors to open their doors and share their patients data with their communities.