HealthTap Express MD
Fast and reliable answers to all your medical questions
Working in a similar way to NHS Direct, HealthTap Express MD provides you with the platform to ask health-related questions and seek advice. Once downloaded, a sign-up form will take you straight to the heart of the app. It’s worth pointing out that the app requires you to enter a ZIP code when signing up, as the medical experts are all US based.
Once you’re up and running, you can browse categories to read answers to other people’s questions. You can also search for a specific illness or part of the body to access relevant information and previous answers.
The focal point of the app is your ability to ask your own questions. Type your query into the question box – this can be anything from advice on how to stretch before a run to the causes of a stroke – and tap the ‘Submit’ button. Before you know it, your query will have been answered by a US physician in a concise and clear manner. In our experience, questions were answered remarkably quickly, averaging less than 20 minutes each time. You can then thank the physician who answered your question, see where they are based, call their clinic or view its location on Google Maps. You can even share your answer via email, Twitter or Facebook. If you happen to be a physician based in the US, you can also sign up to answer questions, giving you the opportunity to meet potential patients and elevate your reputation.
Although apps like this will never be a replacement for a trip to the GP, especially if you have serious concerns regarding your health, HealthTap Express MD is a fantastic medical resource. Its intended tasks are performed exceptionally well, and the amount of information on offer is impressive. If there’s anything you want to know about your body, this app will give you the advice you’re looking for.
If you’re curious about anything health-related, then this is a must-have.
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