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What are some services that offer answers to medical questions?

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Websites that offer answers to a wide range of medical queries include WebMD.com, Cleveland Clinic.org and DoctorSpring.com. In contrast, the American Sexual Health Association restricts itself to answering questions on sexual health, such as queries about the human papilloma virus, herpes and other sexually transmitted diseases and microorganisms, notes its website. The organization charges $25 for one primary question and two follow-up queries.

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As of 2015, three experts – Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield, Dr. Edward Hook and Terri Warren – field queries on sexual health at the American Sexual Health Association portal, according to its website. Dr. Handsfield is a former director of the Sexually Transmitted Diseases Control Program for Public Health at Seattle and King County, Washington, and a professor emeritus of medicine at the University of Washington Center for AIDS and STD.

Dr. Hook is a professor of epidemiology and medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and the medical director of the Sexually Transmitted Diseases Control Program for the Jefferson County Health Department in Birmingham, Alabama, reports the American Sexual Health Association portal. Warren, who holds masters degrees in nursing and counseling, has participated in over 100 clinical trials studying herpes and other sexually transmitted diseases.

As of 2015, some of experts who field medical questions at DoctorSpring.com are Dr. Joshua Copeland, an internal medicine specialist; Dr. Goutham Cugati, a brain and spine surgeon; and Dr. Marc Beaghler, a pediatric urology and urological surgery specialist, notes the website. Other experts include Dr. Sudhir Kumar, a neurologist; Dr. Manish Malhotra, an ophthalmologist; and Dr. Michael R. Whetstone, a plastic surgeon.

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