Don’t feel guilty for con­sult­ing Dr Google

Sunday Herald Sun - Body and Soul - - NEWS -

Look­ing for health in­for­ma­tion on­line can ac­tu­ally im­prove your re­la­tion­ship with your real-life GP, a new study pub­lished in the Bri­tish Jour­nal of Gen­eral Prac­tice has re­vealed. This is be­cause it can help you to bet­ter un­der­stand your symp­toms as well as the doc’s even­tual di­ag­no­sis, mak­ing the ex­change a whole lot smoother. Re­searchers also found on­line searches boosted a pa­tient’s con­fi­dence in their doc­tor. Of course, once you’ve con­sulted Dr Google, make sure you do fol­low up with a GP ap­point­ment.

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