Ask your colleagues and discuss medical cases
DocCheck Ask is a service for healthcare professionals to exchange opinions about tricky cases and to discuss findings, differential diagnoses and therapies.
With DocCheck Ask physicians, pharmacists, students and other healthcare professionals can ask questions about medical topics, seek expert advise and share case reports. The questions may be of a general nature, aimed at a specialist group or represent interdisciplinary discussions. They can for example, be supplemented by diagnostic images or by specifying various pieces of information (medical history, lab results, etc.).
The questions can be answered only by DocCheck users that are logged in. The questioner decides from which professional group he would like to receive answers. Difficult questions, unusual patient cases and controversial discussions are sent via e-mail to the respective expert mailing list to enable a rapid and targeted answer.
Once a new response is available, the questioner and all colleagues involved in the discussion are conveniently notified by e-mail.
What should I consider when using DocCheck Ask?
Important note: DocCheck Ask is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment, DocCheck is not liable for damages caused by thoughtless or non-controlled application of answers, recommendations or opinions that are published on DocCheck Ask by users.
Please observe the netiquette
Comments within DocCheck are important to us. They stimulate interesting discussions to enrich and help colleagues and interested readers with their respective issues and depict diverse opinions. They offer multi-faceted discussion which logged in DocCheck users are welcome to participate in. We want to provide an environment in which all users like to discuss.
As in any community, we ask you to follow a few simple principles:
But the first and fundamental recommendation of the DocCheck Netiquette is:
"Never forget that there is a person sitting on the other side!"