Web MD is one of the most popular medical resources on the Web today,and provides millions of people with valuable information regarding their health. Here are eight ways to search Web MD for a wide variety of information: doctors, medical terms, symptoms, and more. Note: Web MD is meant to be purely informational, and should not substitute for the advice or care of a licensed physician.
1. Web MD A-Z Directories
Web MD is an extremely comprehensive site, and offers a lot of information that can be hard to sift through for what you're looking for. A-Z directories take some of the guesswork out of this process:
The main Web MD search
page is uncluttered and easy to navigate. Simply type in your search term and click "search", or browse through a few of the most popular searches featured on the front page.
Web MD's Physician Directory makes it easy to find a physician in your area, in any specialty. You can filter your results by insurance provider, distance, last name, even which hospital they are affiliated with.
Use the Web MD Symptom Checker to quickly evaluate what might be going on, or jump right to common symptoms for men, women, and children.
Web MD has a lively community of blogs
written by physicians, as well as forums
on any medical topic you can think of and health experts
offering advice on a variety of medical topics.
Web MD has an extensive library of videos covering a wide variety of topics; anything from ADD to Women's Health. You can search for video by topic, by doctors/experts, or by keyword.
MedScape is a medical search tool aimed primarily at physicians, but anyone can use it. Full-text articles, news, commentary, and other peer-reviewed data are all available.
The Web MD Medical Dictionary is an excellent resource, with literally thousands of medical term definitions available.