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Ask a Doctor app review: get care when needed



How many times have you had a medical question but you either can't get an appointment with your doctor, or you don't have a doctor at all? The Ask a Doctor app can be used on your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone as a way to get instant answers from a qualified doctor.  What's great is that you can get these answers seven days a week, 24 hours a day, so even if it's the middle of the night, don't hesitate to contact the doctor.

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Get Instant Answers

There's a good chance that if you want to make an appointment to see your doctor you're going to get stuck waiting, possibly a few days. Sometimes you aren't willing to wait for answers and when that's the case, the Ask a Doctor app can be a great solution. As mentioned this service is available 24/7 and provides patients with an instant answer. All you have to do is write out your health concern/issue and then attach any picture you may have of your latest lab results and then it will be posted to doctors around the world. At any given moment there are more than 100 doctors on the network who are available to answer your questions. Because the doctors are located all around the world you know there is always someone available to chat; in fact, the total number of doctors in the network is over 15,000.

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The app is free to download and from there you pay to use the services. These in-app purchases range in price from $17.99 to ask a GP to $34.99 to ask a Specialist. The app scores very highly with users who have given it four out of five stars. Its latest update included a number of bug fixes so it would be more stable, reliable, and easier to use.

Post your question and get an instant answer
Post your question and get an instant answer

Features and Tools

The Ask a Doctor app has been designed to be incredibly simple and fast to use. What's great is that you can try it for free. Some of the highlights of the app include specialists in more than 50 areas and even alternative medicine, the ability to ask for follow-ups, the ability to upload images or reports and include questions, and the fact it is used by some of the biggest organizations such as BMW, Airbus, and Vodafone.

The user interface couldn't be easier as you can move through the app with ease. There are two options: ask or read, so it doesn't get much easier than that.

Ask for a follow up
Ask for a follow up

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Pros and Cons


  • A simple and quick way to get instant answers to medical questions
  • The ability to try the app for free
  • Instantly connect with more than 100 doctors who are located around the world
  • The app works 24/7 so no matter when you have a question you can get answers
  • Attach reports or images


  • Pricing is pretty steep but it’s comparable to a doctor visit
  • Obviously this option isn’t able to replace seeing a doctor in person as there are some issues that need to be seen in person

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Write your review or comments

Final Thoughts

The Ask a Doctor app for your iPod touch, iPad, and iPhone isn’t able to give you definitive answers for all medical issues but it’s a wonderful alternative for those times you’re not able to get in to see your own doctor.


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