Healthcare in the Information Era: Patients Are Taking Control

I was reading an interesting article the other day that used the term “cyberchondriac.” I couldn’t stop laughing at the apt description of a patient who used the internet to gather information about their health concerns. Cyberchondriacs have been described in the popular media as ranging from those with neurotic excess to hypochondria. In . . . → Read More: Healthcare in the Information Era: Patients Are Taking Control

Should Physicians Advertise for Their Services?

We’ve been talking a lot here about physicians and the business of running a medical practice. Lately, I have been seeing a growing number of physicians advertise on television. This makes me wonder – Should physicians advertise for their services?

In some circles many feel that it is unethical for physicians to advertise. It . . . → Read More: Should Physicians Advertise for Their Services?

How to Choose Your Doctor Online…and Annoy the AMA

A recent poll by the California HealthCare Foundation found that even though a substantial amount of patients use the Internet to obtain their health information, few patients make use of the physician rating sites, and fewer still (2%) used the information available to change their physician. However, this could change . . . → Read More: How to Choose Your Doctor Online…and Annoy the AMA