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July 21 (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc ( AMZN.O ) agreed on Thursday to buy primary care provider One Medical ( ONEM.O ) for $3.49 billion.

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expanding the e-commerce giant's virtual care presence and adding little to it. - Mortar. Cannon doctors' offices in their health care arsenal.

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The all-cash deal, a dramatic expansion of Amazon's health care ambitions, said it will pilot virtual care visits for

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Amazon employees in Seattle in 2019 before rolling out to other employers and other cities under the Amazon Care brand.

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It also acquired online pharmacy Pill Pack in 2018 and partnered with Teladoc Health ( TDOC.N ) to help people connect with doctors through Alexa.

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"We think healthcare is high on the list of experiences that need to be rethought," said Neil Lindsay, senior vice president of Amazon Health Services.

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In One Medical, Amazon will buy a company with customers such as Airbnb Inc  and Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O ) Google.

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One Medical, which offers both telehealth services and the option to see doctors in person, has more than 125 medical offices across the United States, 

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The San Francisco-based company was founded in 2007. Carlyle Group Inc. (CG.O), which paid $350 million for 

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a minority stake in One Medical in 2018, will give up its position as part of its acquisition of Amazon, people familiar with the matter said.