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.
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.
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.
The TEAM behind HealthTap.com