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Free Ask a Doctor Online Services Can Save Lives with Both Expert and Novice Input
Date:6/16/2009

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The internet is leading the patient-centered healthcare movement across the nation. Health 2.0 websites open two-way discussions about health conditions, and doctors can increasingly dialogue with this growing audience in new, meaningful ways.

Ask a Doctor services, like those at eHealth Forum, help bridge the information gap between doctors and patients while highlighting the importance of peer patient support.

"Online social health networks are increasingly informing patients on where, when and how to seek help when needed, a service that is made even more credible when backed by practicing physicians," said Lee Weber, community director at eHealth Forum. "In times of medical urgency, reliable and fast answers from peer groups can prevent further medical problems or even save a life."

Recent quote from eHealth Forum's Ask a Doctor forums

"This condition was killing me slowly...I now have a scope for this problem and more information for the best treatment. I couldn't have done it without the help and expertise of Dr. Nikola. He gave me the courage and knowledge to help me talk to my doctors and know what to ask for and help me understand if treatment might be necessary."

More case studies of real people using Ask a Doctor and how it has saved lives

Featured experts in eHealth Forum's Ask a Doctor section include: Dr. Jeff Bailey, Dr. Leonard Grossman, Dr. Antonio Marotta D.C. and Dr. Robert Wascher

About the poll: The medical questions survey was implemented to identify who health consumers would rather consult for health information. The survey was conducted in the US, UK and Canada between April 3 - 21, 2009. 4889 respondents took part. Survey results
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