I’m uninsured, so I admittedly try to do a lot of self-diagnosing and avoid expensive trips to my primary care doctor/retail clinic/urgent care/emergency room.
I’ve had a sore throat for a few days now and just went to WebMD.com in hopes of getting a little reassurance that it’s not strep.
And to my surprise, WebMD seems to be hiding its Symptom Checker tool. You have to really dig on their web site in order to find it. It’s on the left as a tiny little square link 3/4 of the way down the home page.
The Symptom Checker feature was the thing that really “made” WebMD. Why are they backing away from it? Was there a lawsuit? A letter from the FDA or FTC? New ownership? Threats from angry doctors? Well then. Makes you wonder. Either that or I’m thinking too much because I’m high on Throat Coat tea.