In this day and age, if you have a question or seek an answer, a vast amount of information is readily available to you via the Internet. The use of the Internet is a great resource when looking up fashion trends, the latest design ideas, or even seeing who is with whom amongst Hollywood’s who’s who. However, with the familiarity of instant information, what do you do when you have a medical question? Naturally, like most respondents in a recent survey, 77% of Americans turn to Internet search engines to self-diagnosis, research elective and non-elective surgical procedures, and look up treatment options.
Misinformed. Unfortunately, anyone can publish to the Internet anything that they wish to write. With no checks and balances, this can lead to a lot of inaccurate, biased, or superlative information. In a study, it was found that when searching for information about children’s health, 39% of the 500 sites searched gave correct information; 11% were incorrect, and 49% failed to answer the question. There have been other studies that show that Dr. Google is wrong 70% of the time. So why do people turn to the Internet for medical questions? The Internet is available 24/7, and, unfortunately, the vast majority of people are of the belief that if it looks credible, then it must be credible. This belief could not be any more wrong and can get you into trouble when seeking medical advice online!
Over and Under-Diagnosis. If you search the Internet for “stomach pain,” you could easily diagnosis yourself with anything from gas all the way to colon cancer. Your stomach pain, according to Internet search, equates to a vast amount of possibilities; some information may be correct, some might not be correct, and some might not even relate to what you searched for. M.D. Source aims to sort out the informative, reliable, and correct information on the Internet and give it to you so you can use it to get the best care and safe care for you and your family.
M.D. Source. At M.D. Source, we provide information from real doctors who are experts in their field concerning topics about which you want to know. We will share with you how you can get the best care, how you can get safe care, and how you can find the best doctors. Doctors who will give you the best answers, the truth about what you desire, and what you may need in your healthcare regimen. Again, welcome to M.D. Source and to our journey to get you the greatest care possible.