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What is healthtap?

What is healthtap?

HealthTap is...: HealthTap BASIC is an interactive site that provides free health information to members who can ask questions from anywhere worldwide. Answers are provided by U.S.-licensed doctors. HealthTap's premium services include PRIME, in which patients call in to see doctors via virtual eMedicine visits to get care for common illnesses; and CONCIERGE, in which patients connect with their personal doctors. ...Read more

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What is HealthTap?

What is HealthTap?

HealthTap is...: HealthTap BASIC is an interactive site that provides free health information to members who can ask questions from anywhere worldwide. Answers are provided by U.S.-licensed doctors. HealthTap's premium services include PRIME, in which patients see doctors via virtual eMedicine visits to get care for common illnesses; and CONCIERGE, in which patients connect virtually with their personal doctors. ...Read more

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What is healthtap?

What is healthtap?

HealthTap is...: Basic HealthTap is an interactive site that provides public, free health information to people who ask questions from anywhere worldwide. Answers are provided mainly by US-licensed doctors. HealthTap's premium services include PRIME in which patients see doctors via private, virtual eMedicine visits to get care for common illnesses; and CONCIERGE in which patients connect with mainly specialists ...Read more

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What is HealthTap?

What is HealthTap?

HealthTap is...: HealthTap BASIC is an interactive site that provides free health information to members who can ask questions from anywhere worldwide. Answers are provided by U.S.-licensed doctors. HealthTap's premium services include PRIME, in which patients see doctors via virtual eMedicine visits to get care for common illnesses; and CONCIERGE, in which patients connect virtually with their personal doctors. ...Read more

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What is healthtap?

What is healthtap?

HealthTap is...: HealthTap BASIC is an interactive site that provides free health information to members who can ask questions from anywhere worldwide. Answers are provided by licensed doctors. HealthTap's premium services include PRIME, in which patients call in to see doctors via virtual eMedicine visits to get care for common illnesses; and CONCIERGE, in which patients connect with their personal doctors. ...Read more

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What is HealthTap Concierge?

What is HealthTap Concierge?

E-medicine service: HealthTap Concierge doctors can see and treat their own patients via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Certain medications (not all) can be prescribed. They can see photos you upload into your FILES. You can also send images while in the middle of a live Concierge consultation. (Doctors answering the regular, free questions are providing information only, and do not see patients' images or photos.) ...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 is HealthTap Prime and how do I use it?

HealthTap Prime: HealthTap Prime is a virtual medical consultation service. They say as many as 34% of office visits can actually be completed virtually - virtual medicine is one of the waves of the future, and HealthTap Prime is quite the mature product in this regard. Register at www. Healthtap. Com. ...Read more

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How do you reply back to your question on healthtap?

One of two ways: 1. Write a new question. 2. You can for a nominal cost - request feedback from physician of your choice. ...Read more

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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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What can I do on healthtap when I log on for the first time?

What can I do on healthtap when I log on for the first time?

Find physicians: Spend some time looking for long-lost classmates. Invite past and present colleagues. Add affiliations and see who else from your hospital or clinic has joined. Follow all whom you know. And connect with those whose answers you like. Your network will grow quickly. Budget your time, never neglecting patients or people in real life :). ...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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Can I get a second opinion for my health problem in HealthTap Prime?

Can I get a second opinion for my health problem in HealthTap Prime?

Sure.: You can consult with any of our doctors, go over symptoms, upload test results - whatever. ...Read more

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How can healthtap help me with my problems without anyone knowing who I am?

No Problem: Since you use a web name, we do not know the identity of the questioners. ...Read more

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Is the healthtap prime really free for 30 days? And do you have to submit a credit card first?

HealthTap Prime: I would refer you to customer support for the answer to this one. We answer medical questions not the technical ones. ...Read more

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Not a medical question, but just curious what is the craziest question you've been asked by someone on HealthTap? :)

Not a medical question, but just curious what is the craziest question you've been asked by someone on HealthTap? :)

Some people: Ask questions about sex that can be odd. If they are inappropriate the questions are removed by Healthtap. ...Read more

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I am new to this HealthTap forum. Before I pay for a service, I wanted to ask and see if ADD was something that you can treat on HealthTap?

I am new to this HealthTap forum. Before I pay for a service, I wanted to ask and see if ADD was something that you can treat on HealthTap?

No Rxs: We can counsel/give advice about ADD, but we cannot prescribe ADD medications. If you have questions about ADD, we can help with that, but if you need prescriptions then you would need to see a Dr in person for that. ...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