A number of online resources are available to patients with medical questions and concerns, including WebMD Answers and Ask the Doctor. The resources feature advice from contributors, medical experts and licensed doctors, with personalized responses to questions from patients.
Both websites archive queries and answers for public access; many patients can find answers to even their most unusual of questions prior to submitting them. While the resources contain useful information regarding a number of medical conditions, they are not substitutes for medical attention and may not be suitable in emergency situations. Patients are advised to consult a physician for the most accurate diagnosis and treatment.