Doctors ignore Internet at their own peril
By Kevin Pho
Raise your hand if you've ever left a physician's office without fully understanding what the doctor just told you. According to The New England Journal of Medicine, half of patients admit to not understanding what their doctor told them during an office visit.
As a primary care physician, being unable to clearly communicate with patients is frustrating. The typical, 15-minute office visit often is not sufficient for a thorough discussion. A better way to connect with patients is needed.
Perhaps that is why more patients are turning to the Internet…
The 2009 Medical Blog Awards
After a careful analysis and consideration by Medgadget editors, we are pleased to present the finalists of the sixth annual Medical Weblog Awards. But first, a few notes.
Voting will begin this coming Wednesday, January 27, 2010 and will close 12 midnight on Sunday, February 14, 2010 (EST). We will have instructions, voting booths, and further details here at Medgadget.com.
Many worthy blogs in that group. Go There, vote every day, and may the best Medblog win!