Health World Web, Inc., a Jacksonville, FL company is trying to create a new, more interactive platform for patients as well as medical professionals. It offers help, emotional support, non-medical advice or ratings, reviews and recommendations for local doctors, dentists and chiropractors. The database now consists of more than one hundred patient communities and supposedly nearly 1.5 million doctors.
An excerpt from the mission statement:
The primary focus of our current site is to enable users to communicate with other patients, provide and share emotional support within relevant communities as well as facilitate the exchange of recommendations for local doctors, dentists, chiropractors, physical therapists and alternative medicine providers. Our users can create or join specialized communities and discuss their health issues with a local person or an entire planet, directly connect with other members in the forums area, and get recommendations about the best health care available in their neighborhood or across the country.
And here is a video describing the main goals and features of the site. If you mix social networking and doctor search with a twist, you get HealthWorldWeb.com
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This is a cross-post from Scienceroll.