Doctor Spring is a service designed to fill that gap. It offers users a fast online consultation with a doctor who is not trying to sell you something. Users submit a question along with a brief medical history and they get a response in a few hours.
Doctor Spring offers three levels of service. Users can get answers to simple medical problems from a certified family physician or general practitioner; consult with a specialist in areas such as oncology or cardiology; or get detailed reports from four specialists.
The service has more than 2,000 participating doctors covering 41 specialties. Prices for the service range from $18 for an answer to common problems to as much as $59 a month for the group reports with unlimited consults and follow-ups.
For more details and to read profiles of the doctors, visit the Doctor Spring website.