How good are online resources for diagnosing? A recent article tried to tackle that question. The chance of getting the right diagnosis range from 30-60%.
One of the best resources for parents that we recommend is the book Healthy Children written by Barton Schmitt, MD. Dr. Schmitt developed the telephone triage practices that pediatricians use. Another good place to start is HealthyChildren.org from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Phone advice is available by calling the office. During the day Dr. Asta takes calls; after hours, the advice line provides advice and recommendations.