Medical Journals FAQ
Questions and Answers:With so many journals floating around online and in print, it may be difficult to determine which ones possess legitimacy and authority, and which ones are not peer reviewed or credible. In order to serve consumers better, InfoFAQ has done the proper and necessary research to provide the public with a list of trusted medical journals.
Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Journals Online
When shopping for doctor services on the Internet there are many options a person may choose from. It can depend on if they are on a budget, or if they want a certain type.
I have health insurance. Can I find a doctor using the Internet?
In most cases your health insurance company will have a web site where you can look up participating doctors for the coverage plan you have and in your local area.
I have insurance that lets me go to any doctor I want. Can I find someone in my area using the internet?There are doctors to be found on the internet. But for these health care professionals the internet has not yet become their main way of finding clients. Try using an online yellow pages or business directory for your area.
What if I have found a few doctors that I might want to see, but I want to check them out first. Can I use the internet to see if a doctor has any complaints against him or her?There are some site that help to inform consumers if their doctor has ever been written up by the state regulatory agencies, like the Public Citizen’s website http://www.questionabledoctors.org Go to their site and you can check on your doctor.
What are some of the reasons why a state medical board would discipline a doctor?Some of the ways that doctors have gotten into trouble are things like medical incompetence, mis-prescribing drugs, sexual misconduct, criminal convictions, ethical lapses and other offenses. This is one way that the internet has given power back to the consumer.
Can I get free medical advice or a second opinion using the internet?There are a lot of websites nowadays that offer medical information and advice. Some let you ask a live doctor a question. Most people use the web to research a condition or diagnosis they have received from their local doctor. This lets them form their own second opinion.
Can I use the Internet to find out about alternative medical treatments and remedies?
One area where the World Wide Web has really taken off is in websites that deal with alternative medicine, herbal remedies and other healing methods besides those traditionally prescribed by regular doctors. You can not only learn about these alternative treatments but can also purchase herbs and health related products online.
Consumer Safety and Information
SC Department - www.scconsumer.gov
Library - www.library.ca.gov
Consumer and Medical Journals.
Health Questions - www.nlm.nih.gov
Health Journals and Books.
Product Safety - www.cpsc.gov
This quarterly journal offers an in-depth look at the latest hazards associated with home and recreational issues.
Human Growth - www.ftc.gov
New England Journal of Medicine.
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