Ask an Online Doctor Instead Of a Search Engine

Written by Dr. Veena Madhankumar and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team

The Internet comes equipped with its own set of advantages and disadvantages when it comes to medical topics. You would have to live under a rock not to know that you can find just about any information on the Internet. This is beneficial because learning something new is always a good thing. This is also a disadvantage because a lot of people start to think they can be your own doctor.

When you are having a conversation with an online doctor, it gives you a chance to think about what you want to say and read it after you type it.

Stop and think about yourself for a minute. How many times have you had something wrong with you and started looking up your symptoms online? You are not alone in doing this. People everywhere rush to their favorite search engine in order to self-diagnose their medical problems. You have to understand there is a difference between getting information from an online doctor and getting information from a website. You never know if that website is providing accurate information. Furthermore, the website is not a doctor and neither are you.


The Internet is not all bad when it comes to finding medical information. It just comes down to where you find the information. When you are looking for medical advice, having the opportunity to ask a doctor online instead of asking a search engine is always going to be more beneficial. It also opens a whole new door for individuals who have anxiety issues or are extremely shy. There are some people who are more comfortable handling things online because they do not actually have to talk directly to someone.

When you are having a conversation through text, it gives you a chance to think about what you want to say and read it after you type it. For a lot of people this takes some of the anxiety issues out of the equation. You are going to get information you can trust when you ask a doctor instead of a search engine. Talking to an online doctor from a credible website will make sure your health stays good.

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