Healthtap.com – the health website where you can finally finding useful, reliable health information fast, easy and free.
You have a question about your health problem and nobody to answer you,
You have been misdiagnosed by your physician,
You dont know why some medicine have been prescribed to you,
You want to know more information about side effects of some medicine,
All of these questions and many others can have a useful, reliable health information fast, easy and free from thousands of the best doctors in the U.S. on Healthtap.com.
Try it now – https://www.healthtap.com/#ask_a_question.
HealthTap helped you or a loved one live a happier, healthier, better or longer life.
We’re dedicated to improving people’s health and well-being by providing our users with personalized health information and free online and mobile answers from thousands of the best doctors in the U.S. Our goal is to help people better understand health, make more informed health decisions and find the very best doctors.
We’re also committed to our doctors. We want to help doctors better serve existing patients, find new ones and build their reputations by demonstrating their expertise online.
We believe that everyone has the right to free, reliable, and independent health information. We also believe that the most trustworthy health information comes from medical experts and that the best health decisions take into account unbiased expert knowledge, community insights and relevant data.
We’ve created HealthTap to reflect these beliefs, and to be available to you, anytime and anywhere.
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How it all started
HealthTap began with the realization that it’s hard to find straightforward, trustworthy answers to personal health questions online. When we do find health information, it’s often general and rarely relevant. Even if it might be useful, it’s hard to know if it’s trustworthy.
As a result, most people who find health information online report that it’s of no help at all or very little help. (See 2010 Pew Internet study and graph) This is a big problem. Health is one of the biggest categories on the Internet (Google alone serves over 1.4 billion health searches a month). What does this mean? That lots of people are seeking credible health information online, but very few are receiving helpful answers.
We created HealthTap to provide a smart solution to this big, big problem — to make finding useful, reliable health information fast, easy and free.
DOConnect is listing and interactive map feature on HealthTap available through any doctor’s HealthTap Profile page. It displays a list of the referral network of doctors and the doctors who treat the same patients at the same time. The infographic above shows a snapshot of Northern California doctors and their referrals, where each doctor is represented by a blue dot and the connecting lines represent a referral.
Where we are today
With HealthTap, millions of people everywhere can find answers to their health questions from the right U.S.-licensed doctors for them, including leading doctors in their area. Read what members and doctors are saying! »
HealthTap shows both the diversity of the medical community (by allowing different doctors to answer the same question), as well as the consensus within it (by allowing doctors to review answers and vote up the ones they agree with).
We also categorize and organize the world’s best health information, unlocking the wisdom of doctors and creating, for the first time, immediate access to relevant, reliable and trusted health content that is kept current through daily contributions from top doctors.
We’re also enabling revolutionary new mobile and online connections between doctors and patients, reviving the spirit of the house call through technological innovation. Patients and doctors can now store and share medical documents through private and HIPAA-secure conversations with between specific patients and doctors of their choosing. On HealthTap there are innovative ways to find and connect with the right doctors, with information like the HealthTap DocScore, Known fors and other powerful data-driven tools.
With over 50,000 doctors in our Medical Expert Network and immediate access to HealthTap via web and mobile platforms, we’ve already changed the way people find health information online and interact with their doctors. And we plan to keep doing just that.
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The TEAM behind HealthTap.com
Founder & CEORon is HealthTap’s Founder and CEO. He’s responsible for the company’s innovation, vision, and product. Prior to founding HealthTap, Ron was the founder and CEO of a leading online consumer health 2.0 company that developed the world’s largest community of independent health writers and became one of the largest health sites on the Internet, serving more than 100 million users (acquired in early 2009).+ See more
Dr. Geoff RutledgeCo-Founder & Chief Medical Information OfficerGeoff is HealthTap’s co-founder and Chief Medical Information Officer. He is responsible for the architecture of HealthTap’s Medical Knowledge Base. Prior to joining HealthTap, Geoff served as the Chief Medical Officer and the Executive Vice President of Product Development at ePocrates, as the Chief Medical Officer of Wellsphere, and created the first consumer health site at Healtheon (WebMD). Additionally, Geoff has served as the Chief of Medical Informatics in Emergency Medicine for Harvard University teaching hospital Beth Israel, and on the clinical faculty in Emergency Medicine at Stanford University and UCSD.+ See more
Sean K. MehraHead of ProductSean is HealthTap’s Head of Product. He is responsible for taking product ideas and feedback from concept to market, and into the hands of millions of patients and doctors around the world. Sean is an engineer, designer, and serial technology entrepreneur. Prior to HealthTap, Sean was the co-founder of PayoutHub, a social game-monetization platform (acquired in 2009), and the co-founder and COO of GXStudios (GoCrossCampus and PickTeams), a venture-backed pioneer of online team-based casual games. Sean has also worked with leading health and technology firms. Sean also co-founded and led the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute, the University’s official incubator and fellowship program for entrepreneurs. Sean has a technical background in UIUX development and design, and holds inventions in the fields of oral drug delivery, urinary incontinence, genetic testing, and polymer nanocomposites.+ See more
Sastry NanduriCo-Founder & CTOSastry is HealthTap’s co-founder and CTO. He is responsible for HealthTap’s innovative technology platform. Prior to joining HealthTap, Sastry served as Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President at Wellsphere, the CTO of HealthCentral, and the former Director of Software Development at Microvision. Sastry has lead technology teams to build market-leading products and tools, including ERwin, the world’s most popular data modeling software.+ See more
Michael NicholsChief Privacy Officer, General Counsel, & Business Development DirectorMichael is HealthTap’s Chief Privacy Officer, General Counsel, and Business Development Director. He is responsible for HealthTap’s privacy and legal policies, the company’s legal affairs, and for HealthTap’s business development. For over a dozen years, Michael has provided legal counsel and services to innovative technology companies, from early-stage startups to Fortune 100 companies. Prior to joining HealthTap, Michael served as an attorney with national law firms in Silicon Valley, as general counsel to high technology companies, and as pro-bono counsel to Singularity University. Additionally, Michael has served as a Judge Pro Tem in Santa Clara County, and as a judicial clerk in the Washington D.C. Court of Appeals. At Yale Law School, Michael was an editor of the Yale Law and Policy Reviewand of the Yale Law and Technology Symposium.+ See more
Dr. Jeff LivingstonMedical DirectorDr. Jeff Livingston is HealthTap’s Medical Director. He is a national thought leader and speaker on doctor adoption of social media. He has been a doctor at MacArthur OB/GYN since 2003 in Irving, Texas. He previously served as Chairman of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at Baylor Medical Center of Irving. Several national publications, including USA Today, Wired magazine, Computerworld.com and Physicians Practice have featured his combined use of Facebook, Twitter and a secure patient portal to effectively communicate with patients and to better meet their everyday healthcare needs.+ See more