I'm interested in paying a doctor to chat with me online to help explain my blood test results. Does such a thing exist? And do you know of any affordable good options?

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    stackoverflow.com/jobs so maybe post a job offering there? – Graham Chiu Aug 1 '18 at 20:03
  • Charging a fee for medical advice is practicing medicine, and medial licenses aren't usually valid across international and even state/province borders. So such a service would have to be very limited geographically, or illegal in most places. – Carey Gregory Aug 3 '18 at 21:47

Teladoc is one that is offered as a benefit from the company that I work for, when enrolling in their health insurance. I don't know what the price would be if you're not on a health insurance plan that covers them, but I can tell you that, for me, the copay for Teladoc is about 1/4 the copay of seeing a doctor in person, for the particular health insurance plan that I'm currently enrolled in.

I have no affiliation with the company, other than that they're offered as a benefit from the company I work for. I don't know if they offer service without a membership or not.

I've found there are other similar services, such as




The pharmacy Walgreens also lists the service, but they seem to use one of the previously mentioned services (MDLive): https://www.walgreens.com/topic/pharmacy/virtualdoctor.jsp

Hope that helps.

  • It doesn't appear that the first two companies accept individuals, and if Walgreen's offering is available to individuals, it's limited to a handful of US states. – Carey Gregory Aug 2 '18 at 3:34

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