Your GP and Dr Google: a good team


A couple of other interesting handy sites:
http://www.racgp.org.au/your-practice/guidelines/handi/ for non-drug interventions
http://wiki.psychiatrienet.nl/index.php/SwitchAntidepressants a tool to assist GPs when swapping antidepressants
https://ecouch.anu.edu.au/welcome The ECouch system for online Psychology assistance

Doctor's bag

Your GP and Dr Google: a good team Many of us use Google to look up health information. Even doctors google. I often use the search engine to show my patients for example images of anatomy or skin problems. As more people become tech-savvy and websites get better, I expect that Dr Google will be even more popular in the near future.

A study published in the Australian Family Physician in 2014 found that 63 percent of patients accessed the internet in the previous month; 28 percent had sought health information online; and 17 percent had obtained information related to problems addressed during a GP visit.

The challenge is of course to find reliable information. To help you pick the right sources here’s a list of trustworthy websites containing useful general information about common health problems. These sites often show up in search results.

It is recommended to check with your GP or specialist that the information is…

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