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article imageApp lets you ask doctors personal health questions for free

By Walter McDaniel     Jul 30, 2014 in Technology
First Opinion is a combination app and network of medical professionals that can give you advice over time for free or very quickly with a paid service. Due to a funding spike they are now making huge headlines.
With $1,400,000 in funding behind them their company managers have decided to ramp up their marketing campaign. As such they have attracted some attention from the press.
First Opinion works by having doctors on call to receive texts from you. Depending on their schedule and your payment plan they text you back with answers on any question you need.
After Mashable did an article on them that mentioned their doctors are not all licensed in the United States the terms page proving this mysteriously vanished. Don't worry though as it's still up on Google for you to read. As you can clearly see the doctors you talk with are not licensed in the United States. It is up to you whether that matters.
So how does this app make money? Answers within 24 hours are free for everyone. If you want an answer within five minutes you will have to pay $9 a month. If you want the answer within three minutes it is $29 a month. Designers believe that it promotes a good alternative to the "quantified self" apps on the market which allow users to diagnose themselves.
Readers interested in trying it out can visit the First Opinion site and download the app from the attached link (only for iOS users). As always you should read what this actually does and draw your own conclusions.
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