The ups and downs of internet health sites. “. . . doctors need to realize that not all patients are educated enough to be able to discern which sites are meant to help people and which are meant to sell something. That puts those patients at higher risk of getting wrong, misleading or dangerous health information.
Despite the risks, the Internet offers a great opportunity to bridge the communication gap between patient and doctor . . . it’s great to see patients come in with more information than they used to and ask their doctors informed, challenging questions.”