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Webctor

Medical Focused Q&A Community


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Published 02/21/2012 and rated Ratingstars5 5 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Webctor is a health focused website intended for patients. Users can visit the site and ask specific medical questions or review questions posted by other users. Medical professionals and others within the Webctor community respond to questions to help users find the answers they need. The service isn’t a replacement for actual medical care, but it can help users find alternative treatments, solutions and answers to their pressing medical questions. The website is also home to a wealth of information and resources. Users can view medical articles, the most popular of which are highlighted on the homepage. A diseases area provides an alphabetical list of diseases. Each disease page provides a detailed article that explains what the disease is, its symptoms, what causes it and other valuable information.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Webctor appeared in 2011 as a way to offer helpful medical information and advice to the average patient. The project was intended to make life easier for patients with illnesses and anyone in need of medical assistance. The website has an active user community, which spans a large geographic area. Many flock to the site because it gives them a rare opportunity to ask a personal medical question and get answer from knowledgeable experts and others who have dealt with similar health issues.

What are the differences to other apps?

There are numerous question and answer style websites on the internet today. This is by far not a new concept. What makes Webctor appealing is its focus on medical questions and answers. It may not be the only site offering this service, but it certainly has a lot to give to its members in terms of information. Users can also search for articles and overviews that cover many diseases, illnesses and general health issues on the site.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Webctor utilizes a very professional grey and blue color scheme set against a white background. The pages contain a lot of information and images, so the user may need to do a little exploring to find what they need. The search bar is conveniently displayed at the top of the page so the user can jump right to a specific topic. Despite the quantity of content on the site, Webctor still manages to rein it in with a clean design and just enough open space to keep the experience user friendly.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can join the Webctor community by clicking the blue “Sign Up” button or the blue “Free Membership” link found along the right side of the homepage. The user is directed to a form. The top of the form includes a blue “Connect” button for users who prefer to sign in with a Facebook account. Others can fill out the form below the button, which asks for a login name, valid email address and password. After entering a Captcha code, the user can submit the form. Users are advised that an activation email has been sent and must be accessed to complete registration.

What does it cost to use the application?

Webctor is available to all users for free. There are no subscription fees and the user can ask as many questions as they want. Users are not required to log in to view articles or search through existing questions. The free price makes Webctor more appealing to users who are seeking medical advice on a budget as well as experts who can establish their expertise without paying to do so.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Webctor is ideal for medical professionals as well as patients who have health related questions. Anyone with a question can browse the site or ask the community for advice. The website provides a great deal of information that can help many users learn more about their medical conditions and how to treat and deal with them. Webctor isn’t an alternative to seeing a doctor, but it can make visiting the hospital or doctor’s office a little easier.

  • Questions can be posted to and answered by the Webctor community
  • Diseases and medications are listed alphabetically with detailed descriptions
  • Health articles are featured on the homepage and searchable on the site
  • Access to all features is available for free to registered users
  • Users can search for a doctor by name, specialty or location


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