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Miami hotels offer sick guests convenient new way to see the doctor with new technology

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MIAMI - Some Miami hotels are teaming up with a program to offer out-of-town guests who are feeling under the weather a convenient way to hook up with a doctor.

If travellers are suffering from anything from an earache to the flu, they can contact the hotel concierge or front desk to co-ordinate a new medical technology platform.

SKYdoc enables a doctor to receive vitals, such as blood pressure, pulse, and EKG reads for non-life threatening illnesses. The technology allows a doctor to communicate in a way that's similar to skype one-on-one with their patients 24-hours a day.

The service will be available in all of the nearly 200 South Florida hotels of the Greater Miami and the Beaches Hotel Association.

Creator Dr. Ramsey Saffouri is launching the program in South Florida ahead of a worldwide release. Saffouri demonstrated the broad, multilingual medical technology, which he said also has wide diagnostic capabilities, at a press conference at the iconic Delano Hotel on Wednesday.

SKydoc was developed in South Florida with the co-operation of its tourism partners.

"We're extremely proud not only that SKYdoc was created here, but that it will be unveiled here and introduced in our beautiful and significant tourism destination," said Wendy Kallergis, president of the Greater Miami and the Beaches Hotel Association.

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