Is it ill-advised for doctors to Google their patients?
It's human nature to want information , especially when picking a new doctor. But how would you feel if your doctor Googled you? CBS2′s Marissa Bailey explains more about this new, controversial debate happening in the medical community. A routine orthodontist appointment got a bit awkward when Thursday Bram found out her dentist had looked her up on Google. Bram owns her own marketing company and, while in the chair, her dentist asked her for professional advice . "Even though now it's very commonplace to Google things, I never really expected that my doctor or my dentist may be using it in that way," Bram said.
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