Getting Started with Smart Patients
Our video tutorial will help you get started with Smart Patients quickly.
Introduction to the Smart Patients web site
Here's a brief introduction to the Smart Patients web site to complement the video above.
The Smart Patients home page shows a feed with conversations relevant to you. The conversations with the most recent replies appear at the top of your feed.
Read a conversation
Each conversation shows the title and a brief snippet from the conversation. Click the title of any conversation that interests you to see all the replies.
The page that opens will show the title of the conversations followed by the original post and all the replies so far.
Back to the home page
You can return to the home page from anywhere on Smart Patients by clicking on the logo at the top of the page.
Join a conversation
When you are ready to join a conversation, click on the REPLY button next to any post on a conversation detail page.
Enter the text that you want to include in your post and, when you click the POST button, other members will see your reply.
To start a new conversation
Click the START A CONVERSATION button then enter a title and the text that you want to include in your post.
After you click the POST button, your conversation will be visible to the community. When someone replies, you'll receive an email and the conversation will appear back at the top of your conversation feed.
Add a Health Profile
You can enter a profile to share your health history with other members of your community. Click on your profile picture at the top right of the page then click on EDIT HEALTH PROFILE.
Include some details about your health history, treatment and any medications that you are taking so that other members have enough context to give you relevant advice.
Your profile will appear when someone clicks on your profile picture.
Search for Conversations
You can search for other conversations by clicking in the search box at the top of the page. Enter your search terms and press the ENTER key on your computer keyboard to find all the posts that match your query.
Introduction to Tagging
When you first joined Smart Patients you chose a community that restricts which conversations you can see. If you are interested in other topics, you can turn on Additional Tagging Options. This video will show you how.