Now a day when internet has made everything available at your laptop or PC, do you really think that asking a doctor online will surely help you in such a sensitive matter of your health? Besides do we expect that what should be the outcome the money we paid online to a doctor? Hence 5 things you should always consider before asking to an online doctor website to get a best result.
1) Do they really provide a free service to you?
As you can see most of the ask a doctor websites claiming as ask the doctor free services, they do not really comply on the actuality OR they just attract you by demonstrating them as free through most common ways of advertisement. They may provide you free services, however their answers remain very concise and a delayed response as well.
2) What you should follow when you are posting a question to an Ask a Doctor website?
Make sure that you have filled your age and gender column correctly since they are very essential factors in narrow down the diagnosis on internet. Besides insure that you have clearly mentioned relevant past medical or drug history in order to correctly assess your health condition with an online doctor. You may also ask for a specialist or medical expert help on website subject to if you are ready to pay an additional service cost.
3) Do the websites prefer asking for a payment or donation?
It depends upon what sort of services you want. If you want a detailed and faster reply, then definitely you need to opt for a paid service. However, paid amount varies from site to site and you may even get a best reply in the cost as low as $9. If you need more your followups to be answered or need more clarification you may opt to pay more.
4) Do you trust the website with their appearance?
Do not go for a website that appears best in looks and promises to give you a best answer. Think wisely, scroll questions (especially paid categories), see quality and then pay. Best structured answer without a lot of medical jargon should be your preferred choice.
5) Is it wise to follow online doctor advice?
Online doctor advice must never be a substitute of your face to face doctor’s consultation. However, as a second medical opinion this is the best option since you can correlate easily what your doctor said or if your doctor doesn’t have sufficient time to explain your doubts. Any contradictory advices on website must be always evaluated through your treating doctor.
I hope this article helps you in selecting a best website to ask your health question.