Many Americans who have been out of work simply cannot afford the increasing cost of health insurance so they are turning to AskTheDoctor.com for help.
Toronto, ON (PRWEB) December 13, 2011
AskTheDoctor.com is witnessing an increased demand for its service from those who can’t afford health coverage. Of 5000 users surveyed by Ask The Doctor only 30-percent said they have medical coverage. In a separate survey 75% of 1000 respondents said they have been denied health coverage at some point due to a previous medical condition. These findings reinforce the reasons for the popularity of online medical advice.
“Many Americans who have been out of work simply cannot afford the increasing cost of health insurance so they are turning to us for help," says Dr. Suneel Sharman, Co-Founder of AskTheDoctor.com. “We are also seeing a huge percentage of young people asking for advice about issues like pregnancy which is our most popular topic by far.”
Young users who are afraid of the consequences of telling their parents or even their family doctors about health issues are going online for answers. The Internet has no barriers to accessibility but it’s important to utilize a site that has physicians giving careful consideration to each question before offering answers.
“Our team of physicians answer patient questions from users around the world," said Dr. Sharman.“Our doctors utilize our existing database of over 10,000 answers and expand on those topics with updated advice when new variations of questions come in.”
Ask The Doctor continues to actively hire more physicians to handle the increasing number of questions. This step is part of the ongoing effort to establish the company as a leader in the online health information industry. The long term plan is to have the capacity to answer at least 1000 questions per day.
About Ask The Doctor
Askthedoctor.com is an online source of free medical advice for anyone, anywhere, in the world. Users submit their personalized medical questions, free of cost and via a simple-to-use online form. When a question is answered, users are notified by email, and their response is posted on the website. No identifying personal data is shared, thus questions and answers remain anonymous. Depending on the nature of the question, answers may be provided by general practitioners or a specialist. For more information visit http://www.askthedoctor.com