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Are there any medical websites that offer live chat sessions with a doctor?

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Chat Live MD offers live chat sessions with a doctor as of 2015. Doctor On Demand also offers a live chat service and has an app for mobile devices that people may download from iTunes or Google Play. AskMD provides a brief screening procedure, creates a summary of results and redirects patients to Amwell, which offers them an option to chat live with a physician of their choice, explains Business Wire.

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Patients get to review the participating medical professionals in their home states, see their ratings and select a doctor. The service provides automatic insurance eligibility verification and an option for users to share their medical history with doctors quickly, notes American Well. In addition, patients can get the Amwell: Live Doctor Visit Now app through iTunes or Google Play for iPhones, iPads and Android devices.

With Doctor On Demand, patients can choose to chat with a range of medical professionals, including psychologists, pediatricians and lactation consultants. These doctors utilize the chat sessions to interact with patients to evaluate theor health issues, provide diagnoses and recommend treatment plans, explains Doctor on Demand.

Chat Live MD provides patients with unlimited access to U.S. board-certified doctors, around the clock every day of the year. The online physicians can diagnose and treat a variety of conditions, including allergies, sore throat, sinus problems and pink eye, and they can also write prescriptions. This service is not a replacement for a patient's regular physician and should not be used for medical emergencies, states Chat Live MD.

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