October 30, 2013
Why Go To The Doctor When You Can Talk To A Doctor In Your Phone? (Ariel Schwartz, 10/30/13, Co.Exist)
Posted by Orrin Judd at October 30, 2013 12:20 PMIf you want an answer to a very simple medical question, there is little reason to go to a doctor's office these days. You can just use Google. If that doesn't yield the expected answers, many doctors let patients email them with questions. And then there is HealthTap, the company that has persuaded more than 50,000 physicians to answer medical questions for free, mostly by creating a rating system to help doctors boost their online reputation as well as their brick-and-mortar practice. [...]The service is free, unless you want to ask a question longer than 150 characters (that's 99 cents) or have a private online chat with a doctor (that's $9.99).