The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly About Dr. Google

(Hint: It’s not personal.)

There is no question that the internet has been the most important tool to ever empower patients with knowledge and information to make informed choices about their health and healthcare. Some have even given it a nickname of sorts, “Doctor Google.” It’s the first place many of us go when we want to learn about a health issue, and the information that’s now available to us can help us ask better questions, and have a more meaningful conversation with our doctors. Still, as helpful as information can be, sometimes too much of a good thing (or too much of the wrong thing) can lead us down a rabbit hole. read more