People around the world with sensitive medical questions require discretion about their healthcare, and users who want to keep their healthcare private can now hide their medical payments from their bank or credit card company.
“Many of our users ask extremely sensitive questions from teenage pregnancy to STD’s to drug use that they are too afraid to go to their own doctor’s office to get help for. On top of that, many users don’t want their family members to know. While it does take some extra effort to have complete anonymity using Bitcoin, it’s certainly a large improvement over a credit card.”
– Prakash Chand, Ask The Doctor CEO
Ask the Doctor launched in 2010, and has been answering questions from anyone with an internet connection ever since. They handily keep answers in a searchable format for browsing. The startup partnered with the US National Institute of Health (NIH), who runs the PubMed medical journal, in 2011. They integrate all of Ask the Doctor’s answered questions, minus identifying user information, into the nationalized biomedical collection.
In 2012, the National Medical Library announced that they were attempting