This website, sponsored by Merck, has been a popular source of general health information for physicians and patients for many years. The "consumer" version is aimed at the public, while the "professional" version provides more details for physicians and other providers.
Allergies and asthma are common and troubling conditions. This website, written by allergy specialists, has practical information and useful tools to help manage and prevent these conditions. Users can even submit questions to be directly answered by allergists.
Be The Match manages the largest, most diverse bone marrow registry in the world. Users can learn more information about joining the donor database, while patients will appreciate the site's user-friendly overview of the transplant process.
Harvard Health Publications serves as the media/publishing division of the Harvard Medical School. The site draws on the expertise of over 10,000 faculty physicians to provide consumers with health and wellness information including newsletters, professional reports, mobile apps, books, and more.
The Lupus Foundation of America strives to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus. By providing helpful resources for patients, families, and caregivers such as general overviews of the disease, research updates, and an active message board, this website proves a useful tool for anyone interested in this autoimmune disorder.
This site is dedicated to promoting and supporting family medicine in an effort to improve the health of patients, families, and communities. More appropriate for medical professionals, the site emphasizes continuing medical education courses, family medicine journals, patient care materials for providers, and information about medical school.
Provided by the Office on Women's Health, this website collects educational materials related to women's health. The site features an in-depth topics list that covers dozens of women's health issues like date rape, hysterectomy, weight loss, breast cancer, and more. There is also a large collection of "fact sheets" that pertain to various health issues, as well as a regularly-updated blog.
This website, provided by the American College of Emergency Physicians, offers information about recognizing and managing medical emergencies. Consumers will find a variety of multimedia resources that offer advice about emergency services, how to prepare for emergency situations, visiting the ER, health and safety tips, and more.
This commercial website contains extensive information about physicians organized by ZIP code. Users can search by location or doctor name, specialty, condition, or procedure. The site also contains medical information as well as a symptom-checker.
The American College of Cardiology is a physician-focused website that provides numerous resources on topics in cardiology. Users can access clinical resources written by medical authorities, up-to-date news, continuing medical education courses, clinical toolkits, advocacy materials, and more.
This site contains information about diseases of the nervous system drawn from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. It also offers information about the neurology field in general as well as a tool for locating neurologists who specialize in specific conditions and diseases.
This website develops materials and programs focused on prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and support for all people impacted by stroke. Consumers will find an extensive, multilingual resource library, stroke advocacy materials, educational publications, and more.
This consumer-oriented website offers a tool to locate hospitals and physicians. The doctor-finder tool allows users to search for physicians by entering a ZIP code, physician specialty, or physician name. Once the search results are generated, users can view information about the physician and their hospital affiliations.
This charity organization seeks to accelerate Parkinson's research in order to find a cure. The website hosts numerous educational materials to help consumers understand Parkinson's disease by focusing on symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, paying for care, caregiving, and much more. There is also a substantial section of the site geared toward researchers.
The Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy serves neurologic physical therapy providers by providing continuing education and promoting the best recovery, wellness, and quality of life for patients.
The Hormone Health Network created D.A.I.L.Y., or Diabetes Awareness Information for Loved Ones and You, to give patients interactive and informative content about living with diabetes. The goal of D.A.I.L.Y. is to encourage diabetes patients to share this free information with loved ones as well as healthcare providers, encouraging collaborative diabetes management.
Zero to Three offers a variety of resources to help parents ensure their babies and toddlers benefit as much as possible from critical early connections. Within each broad topic featured by the site-Early Development/Well-Being, Early Learning, Parenting, and Policy/Advocacy-are numerous sub-topics with informative overviews, featured articles, videos, news publications, infographics, etc. Users will appreciate intuitive filters for hosted content coupled with an expansive collection of resources and services aimed at children and parents alike.
HealthIt.gov educates physicians, health care professionals, and the public about how to best handle sensitive health records in an online environment. The website offers resources and training to protect patient privacy, and there is a wealth of material focused on how to responsibly implement electronic health records while reducing the possibility of security breaches.
WebMD's Skin Problems & Treatments Health Center offers varied resources focusing on several areas of skin health. The information is accessible and authoritative as it relates to skin health. Users will also find slideshows, quizzes, videos, a discussion forum, and a dermatologist-locator tool.
UpToDate is highly-rated medical information service for physicians. Although much of UpToDate's content resides behind a paywall, this section in particular allows users to search that site content which is available for free.
HealthyWomen is a leading source of independent health information for women. They provide a wide array of materials reviewed by medical professionals and reflective of current evidence-based health research. Materials provided include general health articles, news updates, tips for healthy living, and outside resources.
This website gives patients the know-how to request and follow through with the medical test that best fits their healthcare needs. Provides the latest recommendations from experts in the field on how/when certain tests or treatments may be unnecessary. This service is a collaborative among professional societies of physicians, health care foundations, and Consumer Reports.
WebMD's Men's Health section offers varied resources that do not focus on any particular aspect. Users can access information on diseases and conditions as they relate to men's health such as prostate cancer, hair loss, strength training, testosterone, and more.
ZocDoc helps patients book online appointments with medical providers. Users can view a doctors' available appointment times and instantly book online, compare verified user-reviews, receive tailored health reminders, fill out and save forms online, and more.
The "Physician Compare" tool provided by Medicare.gov allows users to search for physicians by entering a ZIP code and medical condition or physician specialty. Once the search results are generated, the user can view information about the physician such as distance from the entered location, education, group affiliation, etc.
The American Cancer Society compiles several databases and directories to help cancer patients who are searching for the best hospitals, healthcare facilities, and physicians. Users can find information on how to choose the right treatment team or cancer hospital, locating an accredited cancer center, or they can browse the site's five searchable databases that allow users to verify a doctor's certification status or licensing credentials.
Prescribe to Prevent works to prevent drug overdose by increasing access to naloxone and other lifesaving rescue kits. The site features information for pharmacists as well as patients.
This website, called the "Uber" of health care, provides consumers with a digital platform that allows for virtual, real-time medical consultation with a health expert network comprising 100,000 providers. Consumers can post free and brief health questions to physicians (150 words or less). For a $99 monthly subscription, the consumer can get unlimited physician consultations with access to educational videos.
The International Essential Tremor Foundation serves as an information hub for essential tremor, which is currently the most common movement disorder. Visit this website to learn more about the disorder as well as the future of treatment options.
This website features Consumer Reports articles about hospitals, drugs, physicians, tests, and procedures. Users can find in-depth guides on caregiving, pediatrics, antibiotics, pregnancy, and more.
The Parkinson's Disease Foundation, supported by the Parkinson's Foundation, provides general scientific information on Parkinson's disease as well as contemporary research initiatives, 40+ online educational seminars, training opportunities for medical professionals, an "Ask the Expert" national helpline, and much more.
Medscape is a medical information and news website for physicians and other medical professionals. Users can also search the site's collection of 10,000+ informational articles on various drugs, diseases, and procedures.
This website provides an overview of hospital quality and safety. The site also reports hospital scores based on public data, but details are available only by subscription. Some states (like Michigan and Massachusetts) also publish their own statewide data.
MedlinePlus's Skin Conditions health topic section serves as a directory resource. It provides a starting point to access skin condition focused websites related to diagnosis, symptoms, prevention, treatment, conditions and more.
This long-standing and popular website offers an extensive range of medical information, all of which is reviewed by licensed physicians. The website has links to many sources and a helpful symptom-checker tool. It also features free newsletters and content that can be downloaded.
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center devotes this section of its website to palliative care resources for patients, families, and caregivers. This credible medical center hosts excellent information and also provides numerous links to other authoritative sources.
eMedicineHealth is a consumer health information resource that offers nearly 1,000 health articles written by physicians on various diseases and medical conditions, primarily focusing on emergency medicine.
The Informed Patient Institute (IPI) facilitates access to credible online consumer information regarding healthcare costs and quality, patient safety, etc. IPI itself does not rate health facilities or professionals. Instead, IPI assesses the usefulness of information made available by online healthcare quality reports provided by state/federal resources.
This website resembles WebMD and provides medical information, newsletters, and other services, which are generally free. Content is generated by a group of more than 70 board-certified physicians, offering consumers an in-depth, interactive source of general health topics.
This website, operated by the American Academy of Family Physicians, represents nearly 125,000 family doctors, medical residents, and medical students. Consumers can use this site to access medically-accurate information on diseases/conditions, prevention/wellness, family health, and more.
thirdAGE.com is a health and wellness site targeted to women ages 45 and older. The website offers up-to-date and interactive health information reviewed by a team of licensed physicians. Users can browse content alphabetically or using topics guides such as "Living Well," "Food," "Fitness," and "Family."
The women's health section of Mayo Clinic covers basic information for women while also exploring more in-depth issues like plastic surgery, water retention, exercise benefits, and more.
This consumer-oriented website has tools to locate hospitals and physicians. It also features an annual ranking of hospitals, which can be sorted by location and specialty.
The American College of Physicians is a professional group representing over 152,000 internal medicine specialists and subspecialists, medical students, residents, and fellows. This website explains how to become a member as well as offering practice resources for providers, advocacy information, clinical research materials, board certification resources, online CME credit opportunities, and more.
Physician's Briefing is a medical news service that brings consumers the latest news in health, as well as articles and videos for everyday healthy living. Topics are broken down by specialty, filtering news by subject like "Allergy," "Geriatrics," "Nursing," "Psychiatry," "Surgery," etc.
Nutrition.gov collects vetted food and nutrition information provided by a variety of federal government programs. It serves as a reliable resource hub for nutrition, healthy eating, physical activity, and food safety.
This section of WebMD serves as a physician directory that can be searched by location or by the physician's name or specialty. The physician's medical school credentials are also provided, along with accepted insurance, user ratings, office information, etc.
WebMD's Arthritis Center contains information about a wide range of topics including lupus, scleroderma, fibromyalgia, and other conditions related to arthritis. Alongside more conventional educational articles, the site offers news, slideshows, quizzes, videos, a "Find a Rheumatologist" tool, and more.
healthelinks, supported by the Library of Louisiana State University's Health Sciences Center - Shreveport, provides links to reliable health websites that have been evaluated using selection criteria such as authority, financial disclosure, currency, web design, etc. Website categories included on the site include mental health, clinical trials, health care reform, and staying healthy, among others.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality provides a list of important questions to ask doctors before, during, and after visits. The site also hosts a substantial compilation of videos featuring both patients and doctors, along with a question-building tool that allows patients to input information to determine which questions would be most appropriate to ask.
The Consumers' Research Council of America is a research group that provides information guides for consumers so that they can best choose professional services. The "Healthcare," "Pharmacy," and "Nursing Homes" sections will be the most relevant to HealthWeb Navigator users as they rank the best providers in various health fields like optometry, cardiology, urology, geriatrics, etc.
Grand Rounds is an employer-based service that allows consumers to choose whether and where to receive medical treatment. This service arranges physician consultations for those who have contracts with employers and insurers but will also provide services for individual patients.
Sherpaa is a virtual telemedicine service for issues commonly treated by primary care physicians or urgent care centers, prescription refills, arranged care for issues with in-network providers, etc. Online consultations allow for unlimited 24/7 care by a team of in-house physicians without appointment, though this service is available only to those whose employer or insurance company has a contract with the company.
Teladoc is a non-emergency, virtual appointment-setting website that connects users with a licensed medical professional. These medical professionals recommend treatment for specific medical issues and write short-term prescriptions. In addition to consumers, their services are also available for organizations.
Doctor on Demand is a virtual appointment-setting website that connects users with physician, psychologist, or lactation consultants. Their physicians can prescribe specific medications. They also provide a mobile app for easy access.
The American Academy of Home Care Medicine advocates for improving the care of patients in the home, representing home health care workers with specialties ranging from internal medicine, family practice, pediatrics, geriatrics, psychiatry, emergency medicine, social work, and more. The website offers a variety of educational pamphlets and webinars that serve as professional development. Patients can also utilize a free directory of home care physicians and physician assistants to locate a provider.