An innovative medical website at MyPediatricianOnline.com has launched. Unlike anything currently available on the Internet, the site has been developed to provide parents with personalized online pediatric advice and information directly from a board certified pediatrician.
For the first time parents have unlimited, continuous access to an online pediatrician. Parents who join My Pediatrician Online are able to ask a pediatrician as many questions as they wish as often as they like, and receive a prompt answer normally within minutes. Whether they are at home, the office, or on vacation, parents can now use their computer to keep in constant contact with an online pediatrician they can turn to whenever and wherever they have questions about their child’s health.My Pediatrician Online is a much needed service, particularly for families who for whatever reason may not have access to a pediatrician at the moment. Unfortunately, there seems to be more of these families every year. The Journal of The American Medical Association estimates that more than 9 million children in the United States currently do not have health insurance. That number doubles if you include those children who have breaks in their health coverage throughout the year. On February 25, 2009 the Kaiser Family Foundation released a survey of 1200 adults that speaks volumes about the present lack of affordability of health care in the United States. The survey found that more than half of those polled said someone in their household cut back on needed health care in the past 12 months because of cost concerns...click to read more