No matter where you are, or what you are doing; there arises a need to get medical questions or queries answered and investigated. Here, we share some fabulous online sites and sources that are sure to keep you in the know.

Heathtap.com

(Free and app)

Join for free to get your questions (twitter-esque, limited to 150 characters) answered by a doctor, usually within a day. If you want to follow up, ask privately through the site ($10). Download the free mobile app to receive daily wellness tips.

InsideTracker.com

($49-$299)

Sign up for a fee-based plan to order blood work, then head to a nearby LabCorp Clinic. Detailed results with explanations and visuals appear on your web-based health dashboard.

MyMedLab.com

(From $75)

Choose from a menu of tests, pay, and then await your Digital Lab Order. (Typically this takes less than 15 minutes.) When results are ready to view on the secure site, you are notified by email or text.

HealthVault.com

(Free and app)

A paperless place to corral your family’s medical records. You can also sync certain devices, such as scales, pedometers, and glucose monitors, to collect and track wellness data over time.

ZocDoc.com

(Free)

Search for local specialists on your insurance plan, read patient reviews and book appointments with a few keystrokes or taps on the android or iPhone app.

*Reprinted from Family Circle Magazine; Doctoring in the Digital Age. October 2013, Page 70