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Isabel Symptom Checker used by doctors

Great health diagnosis tool. Up to 20 FREE searches a day.

http://symptomchecker.isabelhealthcare.com/

The Isabel Symptom Checker

The Isabel Symptom Checker is very different. For the first time, it gives you access to a highly sophisticated medical diagnosis tool that is much more powerful than previously available symptom checkers. Using the latest searching technologies, the system can take a pattern of symptoms in everyday language and instantly compute from our vast database of 6,000 diseases, the most likely ones.

It is based on the same system that is relied on by doctors and nurses around the world to help with diagnosis and is acknowledged as the clear leader in its field.

The Isabel Symptom Checker puts the world’s medical knowledge at your fingertips and enables you to make sense of your symptoms. It will change the way you speak to your doctor forever.

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This is very cool. Hard to believe it is available to commoners

Here's a blurb from the site titled "When to use"

Isabel is designed to be used when you don’t feel confident in the diagnosis made by your doctor. An example would be that you have a diagnosis but you are not responding to the treatment and have visited your doctor two or three times for the same complaint. Using Isabel should enable you to say; “Doctor, I know you think that I have disease x but could you please explain why you don’t think it could be disease y or z which have been suggested by the Isabel system and which I have read up on and explains my symptoms very well.”

I can't imagine many doctors appreciating being questioned on their diagnosis. ;-)

I can see where they may be intimidated

But if doctors first priority is finding the best treatment for their patients they really should appreciate any extra tools in looking at all possible conditions ;-) but for sure some will get their panties in a bunch and that is when you know to find another doctor.

In my life I ask for a second eye to go over important things I have no ego I welcome others wisdom and knowledge.