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New kind of 'house call' comes to the Woodlands

THE WOODLANDS, TEXAS (December03, 2016)

Sarah Rhea was out of town on a weekend business trip when her husband called, worried that their four-year-old son's fever, sore throat and cough were worse than the day before. It sounded like it could be strep throat, which usually might warrant a trip to the nearest urgent care center. But the Rheas tried a handy new option, launched last month in The Woodlands: summoning a nurse practitioner to their home through an Uber-like smartphone app. The pilot program, a partnership between Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital and a new Dallas-based startup called PediaQ, marries today's technology-driven clamor for in-demand services with the old-fashioned house call.

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