Thursday, February 21, 2008

Tips for savvy medical Web surfing -

Tips for savvy medical Web surfing - "Tips for savvy medical Web surfing Story Highlights
It's safe to trust info from government Web sites, colleges and universities

The same is true for sites of large medical and research institutions

Use search engines that screen out unreliable information

Look at review articles in medical journals"

Knowledge is power -fire medical arrogance and ignorance

Naturally, the article where I read about Dr. Golden goes on to list several "tips" to make you a "better patient" (read: a more docile patient that shuts up and obeys!). The number two tip? "Don't come in loaded with Internet printouts." In this tip, takes a shot at the big-bad Internet that seems to be the enemy of both Big Media and Big Medicine. (I can't help but wonder if includes its own health advice among the things you shouldn't bring up with your doctor.) To me, Dr. Golden is the poster boy for the arrogance and closed-mindedness that's rampant throughout the medical profession. I have little time for doctors who prefer to treat their patients as though they're just cars in for an oil change. I'm always encouraging you to question what's going on with your health, and I have no intention of changing. That's bad news for guys like Dr. Golden. And good news for your health. Fired up about "fired" patients, William Campbell Douglass II, M.D.

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