About FreeMD.com

FreeMD.com is 100% written and maintained by physicians at DSHI Systems. For more than a decade, DSHI has maintained its content with the assistance of a large network of specialty physicians. The DSHI staff updates the FreeMD content continuously, utilizing best evidence resources, enhanced by years of clinical experience.

DSHI Systems, Inc. is a physician-led medical technology company that has been conducting business on Florida's Space Coast for more than twenty years. DSHI Systems is the leading innovator in decision support systems for consumers and health professionals. All of our solutions are 100% physician-written and physician-reviewed. Over the past 12 years, DSHI solutions have been licensed by the U.S. government and private sector to provide health services to more than 50 million people in the United States, Europe, and Latin America.

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At FreeMD.com, our goal is to provide consumers with powerful, physician-written tools that empower them to make safer decisions on when and where to access care.

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