The West Australian-based health site, which has been in operation for more than five years, operates websites for consumers and healthcare professionals across more than 20 therapy areas.
BigPond visitors can link through to the Virtual Medical Centre site, which provides information on diseases, pharmaceuticals and practical remedies, as well as healthy living and diet tips.
It also gives users access to a GP directory, educational videos and a medical dictionary, as well as interactive tools including a BMI calculator, a pregnancy calculator and a blood count evaluation tool.
Medical specialists who join the site are given access to “professional members only” tools which allow them to evaluate a patients’ health, including tools to calculate how many migraines a patient may suffer a month, a durogesic dose calculator and a body surface access calculator.
There are also separate sections for women, men and children, which group together relevant medical topics such as pregnancy, immunisations and prostate health.
More than 1000 medical specialists have contributed to the site.