Trust, But Verify Online, Your Doctor
from the checking-up-on-your-check-up dept
People tend to generally trust their doctors (the white jackets, stethoscopes and medical diplomas on the walls really help), but these days many people are also doing further research online. This isn't particularly new -- as there have been plenty of studies in the past about how people are researching health info online. However, it is good to see that they tend to still trust their doctors as well. There was some fear, early on, especially in the medical community, that people would use the internet (including some wrong or misleading info) to feel they could "treat themselves." Instead, it looks like people are being quite reasonable about things -- trusting their doctor, but doing their own research as well, to make sure everything sounds right.