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Q: online discussion for physicians ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   4 Comments )
Subject: online discussion for physicians
Category: Health > Medicine
Asked by: heif-ga
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Posted: 03 Mar 2003 12:52 PST
Expires: 02 Apr 2003 12:52 PST
Question ID: 170117
looking for popular online discussion areas for physicians to get
advice on cases. maybe sites that cater to small-town doctor (not
necessary). maybe sites that allow uploads of images (not necessary).

Clarification of Question by heif-ga on 03 Mar 2003 14:32 PST
clarification: i'm looking for sites/communities/boards where doctors
talk to doctors (no patients)

Request for Question Clarification by easterangel-ga on 03 Mar 2003 16:21 PST
Hi! Should the service be in the US only or since it is in the
internet, websites from other countries would do as well?

Just let me know. :)
Subject: Re: online discussion for physicians
Answered By: voila-ga on 09 Mar 2003 12:06 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello again, Heif

{gobble, gobble}  That's me eating my words about there being *lots*
more physician communities out there.  There isn't.  The concern for
patient privacy is such that most of discussion groups are maintained
through secure password-protected listservers.  As a patient, I found
that very comforting and this exercise enlightening.

The Cybear or Physicians Online community that I mentioned previously
seems to be the largest and probably the most active.  Here are
additional ones I found after *much* digging.  Several are for
specialty practices but I've included them in case they may be of use
to you.

American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine


The European Union of General Practitioners Mailing Lists


MD Forum (looks to still be in beta)

Medical Crossfire

Society of General Internal Medicine

American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons

Society of Rural Physicians of Canada


Thanks very much for your interesting question. I would also suggest
contacting the very nice folks at MD Express and DocMD, which are both
physican-founded websites. Hopefully, they will have additional
resource ideas.

Two more lists of medical sites:

I wish there were more physician support communities available, but I
hope you find a group to your liking in the links I've provided.

Best of luck,
heif-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
thank you!

Subject: Re: online discussion for physicians
From: kevinmd-ga on 03 Mar 2003 13:05 PST
One site that may be of interest is Medhelp International
(  Although it is tailored for patients, some of the
Q&A forums are staffed by physicians.  For instance, the neurology and
cardiology forums are staffed by physicians from the Cleveland Clinic
Medical Center.  Note that some of the forums are fee-based ($15-19
per question) and some limit the amount of questions asked per day.

Kevin, M.D.
Subject: Re: online discussion for physicians
From: voila-ga on 03 Mar 2003 13:39 PST
You might try here:  Researchers might try
using "peer-to-peer" "physicians."  There should be lots more out
Subject: Re: online discussion for physicians
From: googleexpert-ga on 03 Mar 2003 15:38 PST
How about ?
Subject: Re: online discussion for physicians
From: voila-ga on 09 Mar 2003 19:42 PST
My pleasure!  Do come back if we can help you further.

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