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Does my health insurance cover the cost of HealthTap Prime?

Does my health insurance cover the cost of HealthTap Prime?

Usually not: Insurance is not involved in HealthTap PRIME, although commercial insurance policies may improve to cover simple online consultations in the future, as more and more doctors use new technology to care for patients. It's possible that a person's Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Account will reimburse for online consultations costs, but each person would have to check with her own plan. ...Read more

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Is HealthTap available in Canada?

Is HealthTap available in Canada?

Yes, some services: HealthTap is available to anyone in the world with internet or cellular access. Users can browse HealthTap's questions and answers, can post free questions, and get free, brief, public informational answers. A private consultation with an American doctor can be done from outside the US, but a patient would not be able to get prescribed meds, nor ordered lab tests, from the American doctor. (2017) ...Read more

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What made you choose healthtap over a number of competitors?

It is professionally: Run. I was in another organization before. Unlike the previous site, - healthtap combs the site for inappropriate questions, inaccurate responses, solicitation of products through responses, etc. The overall quality is very high - that matters to me. It is also fun ; allows me to interact with my colleagues. Take care. ...Read more

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I'm addicted to healthtap - what do I do?

I'm addicted to healthtap - what do I do?

Ask for help.: We have doctors who can help you with that. Although, I think we would consider this a healthy addiction. ...Read more

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What do people think about healthtap's doctors?

What do people think about healthtap's doctors?

We're human: Personally, I think we're all human, and we answer questions the best that we can. Most of the healthtap doctors I've met here are friendly, well-versed in their fields, and generous with their time. It's a pleasure learning from my colleagues' answers. You'll have to tell us what you think from your end. Thanks for asking. ...Read more

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What kind of doctors are available on HealthTap Prime?

What kind of doctors are available on HealthTap Prime?

Big Hit Parade: You'll find all kinds of general practitioners and specialists on HealthTap Prime. For example, using standard medical slang terms, you've got your baby catchers (obstetricians), your shrinks (psychiatrists/psychologists), your bone crackers (orthopedic surgeons), your gassers (anesthesiologists), etc. ...Read more

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What kind of doctors are available on HealthTap Prime?

Many: It appears there is doctors from multiple specialists for you to get answers from ...Read more

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How do doctors benefit from being active on healthtap?

How do doctors benefit from being active on healthtap?

Land of HealthTap: In The Land Of HealthTap, we get to interact with all kinds of ppl whom we'd never have a chance to meet, otherwise. This not only includes ppl who come in search of answers and leave for us many kind s of thanks, but it also includes fellow doctor H-Tappers. Behind the scenes, we get to know each other (by agreeing w/each other, & by saying hello and sending messages). ...Read more

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What kind of doctors are available on HealthTap Prime?

What kind of doctors are available on HealthTap Prime?

Any and all.: You'll find all kinds of great doctors here. Primary care, specialists, pediatricians, gynecologists, mental health. Look around. ...Read more

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Can doctors on HealthTap Prime give medication refills?

Sure, with limits.: Doctors licensed in your state, at their discretion of course, can provide you with enough supply of a chronic medication to get you to your regular doctor. But no controlled substances can be, prescribed through HealthTap under any circumstances. ...Read more

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Can any healthtap Drs order imaging tests such as MRIs?

Can any healthtap Drs order imaging tests such as MRIs?

Not at present: Anything that is serious enough to require an MRI also requires a physical exam. It is irresponsible to subject someone to radiation of this dosage without even a reasonable suspicion that something might be found. Suggest you find a doctor to evaluate you physically and decide together whether an MRI is warranted. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can doctors on HealthTap Prime give medication refills?

Sure, with limits.: Doctors licensed in your state, at their discretion of course, can provide you with enough supply of a chronic medication to get you to your regular doctor. But no controlled substances can be, prescribed through HealthTap under any circumstances. ...Read more

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Any intent to feed healthtap comments to healthit. Gov/?

Any intent to feed healthtap comments to healthit. Gov/?

It's a free website: Healthtap is an interactive health information website. Members come from all walks of life, so surely some are government employees. They are free to ask questions, learn about health, read every public answer, and make our world a better place. The private information stays private, as protected by law. ...Read more

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What do doctors get from answering questions on healthtap?

What do doctors get from answering questions on healthtap?

Get to help people!: The main reason students go on to medical school to become doctors is to help people (lots of people) and make the world a better place. On healthtap, we enjoy helping "strangers in need", people with questions, from all over the country. Healthtap gives each doctor a web page where people can go to get information about the doctor's office practice. Our patients can learn a lot on healthtap, too. ...Read more

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If I use HealthTap Prime, can doctors order imaging tests?

If I use HealthTap Prime, can doctors order imaging tests?

PRIME and x-rays...: HealthTap PRIME began this summer (2014), and is a Primary Care service. A patient is connected with the first available doctor, and different doctors are online at various times. Patients don't select a doctor on PRIME. A consultation ends each time, and the doctor does not follow-up after the consultation. Thus, no lab nor imaging tests are ordered (otherwise, a follow-up visit would be needed). ...Read more

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Can you use insurance to cover the HealthTap membership fee?

Can you use insurance to cover the HealthTap membership fee?

Can ask your insurer: There are thousands of different insurance plans. A patient can call his plan to ask about coverage and reimbursement of expenses for HealthTap's premium services. For 2015, the answer is probably NO. In future years, the answer will likely become YES. HealthTap is at the forefront of virtual medicine, and the insurers are just beginning to think about paying for virtual medicine. ...Read more

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Does HealthTap have Doctors who practice in international locations?

Does HealthTap have Doctors who practice in international locations?

Some are abroad: Doctors on HealthTap are licensed by one or more states in the U.S. Because doctors often travel abroad to do good, either professionally or as volunteers, there are some HealthTap doctors who are outside the U.S. People can reach HealthTap from a smartphone or a laptop from any place in the world with internet access. Likewise, a doctor can answer a question on HealthTap even when traveling. ...Read more

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Why do doctors in my locality not participate in HealthTap? Is it greed?

Why do doctors in my locality not participate in HealthTap? Is it greed?

Doubt it: HealthTap is still a fairly young company. None of the doctors at my facility were familiar with HealthTap when I started doing it. I see new doctors on site literally every day - so maybe more doctors in Miami will get involved in the near future. Take care. ...Read more

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Will using healthtap every day cause hypochondria? I bet you laughed at that.

Will using healthtap every day cause hypochondria? I bet you laughed at that.

No: But many people who suffer with hypochondriasis, are on healthtap often! They may ask the same question multiple times, because repeated answers don't reassure them for long. Then, they feel compelled to ask again. It's a painful condition that people joke about -- and yet if they actually had it themselves, they probably wouldn't be joking. ...Read more

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Ask a question about my health so that my application to HealthTap is taken seriously. SO I'm keep?

Ask a question about my health so that my application to HealthTap is taken seriously. SO I'm keep?

How are you?: Preventive care is important and sometime just to ask " how are you " may stir meaningful conversation with your doctor.
How is your nutrition, your exercise habits.
Last time had physical exam?
keep up with good health. ...Read more

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Doctors - I am looking for testimonials on why you use healthtap or how it has helped your practice?

Most of the: Physicians I know entered medicine to help people. Healthtap is an opportunity to do just that. My healthtap involvement helps to prevent me from becoming a dinosaur. I learn from other provider's input as well as from researching material for answers. ...Read more

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How do I view the best doctors locally on healthtap? I see them in the sidebar, but want to view a comprehensive list.

How do I view the best doctors locally on healthtap? I see them in the sidebar, but want to view a comprehensive list.

Simple search..: On the query box, type in, for example: "family doctor" and hit search. You will get few options such as topics, doctor, medical group etc...Click on "doctor" you will then see a MAP below this and a "find doctor by location" link. Click on this, then type in your area where you want to search. Type in mullica hill, you will see me :-) good luck. ...Read more

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Which ones of you doctors here at healthtap would consider yourself skeptics and adhere to strictly science based medicine?

Science: A healthy degree of skepticism is the norm in science, that s why validation/replication occur as necessary steps in the process of generating new scientific knowledge. We use caution, since paradigms and recommendations may change over time. In the practice we have to adhere to science-based medicine, in order to intervene in a way that is safe for our patients. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Any good resources for paediatric nutrition - am not able to find anything here or on AAP. Org as some doctors on HealthTap have recommended.?

Any good resources for paediatric nutrition - am not able to find anything here or on AAP. Org as some doctors on HealthTap have recommended.?

Choosemyplate. Gov: Choosemyplate. Gov is a good resource with broad guidance for diet at different age groups. It doesn't seek to delve into controversial or loaded topics like specific nutrient choices, supplements or "superfoods, " but rather focuses on overall calorie intake, balanced nutrition and avoidance of over-processed foods which is what we know promotes healthy development. It doesn't address infants. ...Read more

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My bf has a lot of diff health issues he needs addressed. Would healthtap prime b useful if he's uninsured&wants 2 consult w more than 1 kind of dr?

My bf has a lot of diff health issues he needs addressed. Would healthtap prime b useful if he's uninsured&wants 2 consult w more than 1 kind of dr?

Sometimes helpful: A patient with multiple health issues must have a real-life doctor who can do a full exam. PRIME is useful for primary care issues that may not need an exam. PRIME is also good for temporary help when one's real-life doctor is unavailable. If a patient is traveling out-of-state she might be able to get help from a PRIME doctor in her vacation state, to take care of a problem before returning home. ...Read more

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I see some of my local doctors on healthtap, but looks like they aren't really active. Do they sign up themselves,? Or does Healthtap just add names?

I see some of my local doctors on healthtap, but looks like they aren't really active. Do they sign up themselves,? Or does Healthtap just add names?

Can't remember: We sign ourselves up for sure, but how I heard about it, I can't remember. I have spells where I do Healthtap a lot and spells when I don't. You could always ask them yourself. We are all motivated in different ways, so my reasons for doing it and being active will be different than others. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Can residents and fellows join HealthTap to answer patient questions? Do their answers on HealthTap need to be reviewed and confirmed by an Attending?

Good question: People at Healthtap are really superb. Please call them and they can answer this and any question you may have. They are really there to help you and patients ...Read more

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Been on healthtap for almost a year now. Just saying thanks to all the doctors in healthtap that always answer my qs. Thanks doctors! I love health tap?

You're most welcome: It is a truly a pleasure to hear your feedback and support. Our mission is to help people like you who need answers to the health questions online readily with no limit to time and space. Thank you for taking your time to write to healthtap. Please help to spread the words to benefit more people. ...Read more

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How to find an experienced psychologist on healthtap?

How to find an experienced psychologist on healthtap?

Just ask, but....: Healthtap is easy. Lots of experiencced psychologists and other health professionals here. But, do not confuse this with getting personal health or psychological advice - read the disclaimer. It is no substitute for professional advice or therapeutic directive which can only be given through personal examination, review of throrough and complete history, etc. ...Read more