Searching Google for Medical Info Helps Patients AND Doctors

Doctors will realize that patients are doing the best thing for themselves by going online before the office visit.

Clinicians will need to learn for themselves which are the best sources of patient-oriented Internet-based information so that when the patient does go in confused by wrong or poorly organized online data, the efforts can be redirected - not dismissed.

I have a website with disease specific text and diagrams that I often print for my patients. The majority of them find the information very helpful. It also serves as a reminder of what was discussed during the visit.

Googling Symptoms Helps Patients and Doctors. TIME.
"Stop Googling your symptoms. Doctors are sick of it" - On the contrary, it shows interest, which is good.
OK, Doc, let's see how your diagnosis and treatment plan compares to WebMD (cartoon)

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