There are various websites offering live chat services with real doctors online, such as DoctorSpring, Ask The Doctor and The Online Doctor websites. Online doctor services are offered through online chatting programs, including video chatting services.
All that is needed to speak to a doctor online is an Internet connection, a smart phone, computer or any mobile device with Internet capabilities. Some places to ask a healthcare professional a medical question are:
- The Online Doctor
The Online Doctor website requires an account to be created before chatting with the available online doctors. A membership is required and only two answers are available in a 30-day period without a fee. The site uses Skype for video appointments.
Ask The Doctor
Ask The Doctor provides a free service to anyone who wishes to sign up for an account. Simply enter a question into the text box for an immediate response.
DoctorSpring offers the ability, for a one-time consultation fee, to ask a doctor or a specialist a question, or to get a medical board opinion. Once the method of contact is selected, medical history documentation, files, images and method of payment is sent directly through a secured server. The service offers a quick and private response and allows for free follow-up questions to be asked.