The best place to find medical information…check with your health care provider
The internet is a wonderful place to spend time. A great place to shop, to explore history and faraway lands. However, it is not always the best place to find the medical information and education associated with your particular disease.
According to an article in Urology Times, Dr. Google creates anxiety, opportunity, Dr. Steven A. Kaplan, MD recommends that health care providers help patients learn more about their disease and its’ treatment. Providers should use every opportunity to assure the patient has all the medical information needed.
I absolutely agree with Dr. Kaplan. As providers we need to be sure we are not only treating a patient’s medical condition. We should also educate them about their particular condition and offer them the best resources to learn more.
At Dayton Physicians Network, we pride ourselves on providing accurate and timely information. We distribute fitting handouts and direct patients to appropriate websites such as Urology Care Foundation and Cancer.net .
We want to alleviate anxiety by directing you to meaningful information and education about your disease. We want you to be informed, so that you can make good decisions about your health care.
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