WebMD is a medical and wellness information service, primarily known for its public internet site, which provides health information, a symptom checklist, pharmacy information, a place to store personal medical information, and an online community with over 140 moderated expert-led and peer-to-peer message boards. The site is reported to receive over 40 million hits each month  and is the leading health portal in the nation according to comScore Media Metrix.
WebMD also offers services to physicians and private clients. For example, they publish WebMD the Magazine, a patient-directed publication distributed bimonthly to 85 percent of physician waiting rooms.. Medscape is a professional portal for physicians with 30 medical specialty areas and over 30 physician discussion boards.
The organization is financed by third-party contributions and sponsorships.
- ↑ "More turn to internet for medical advice," WWAY News Channel 3, September 7, 2007
- ↑ "A sampling of Health 2.0 resources," San Jose Mercury News, 09/21/2007
- ↑ "WebMD Has Tremendous Growth Ahead," Seeking Alpha,September 04, 2007
- ↑ "Web sites for medical information," News and Observer, September 13, 2007
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