iMedix is a website that combines social networking with healthcare to allow patients to find and connect with people facing similar health-related issues as themselves. Users create profile pages with tags relevant to their interests to inform the site’s search engine, and search results can be voted on in order to help the site learn more about your preferences over time.
I signed up for iMedix to see what I think of the site as a health resource. It has a search engine but I prefer using Google. The benefit of iMedix to me seems to be the ability to answers questions, ask questions, and browse and view other’s people’s questions on health topics that you are interested in. It is kind of similar to Yahoo Answers. Users also receive a rating from 0 stars to 5 stars on how helpful they are to other users.
The problem with iMedix is that I did not see anything on dental issues. There was and is no discussions on wisdom teeth, teeth cleaning, dentists, nothing. Although these topics were available in the search engine.
However, there are many other health topics that are important, such as issues on depression and headaches. I think iMedix could help answer questions people may have about their health while providing them with a sense of community. However, the advice is all based on other patients and thus is not from a doctor.
If anyone has any experience with using iMedix I would be interested to know your opinion.