Doctors we know sometimes lament the internet’s influence on their patient interactions. They spent years developing their medical expertise. Their patients did not. But, because medical information is widely available on the internet, patients often arrive at appointments with firmly-held, and incorrect, self-diagnoses. Research shows doctors can mitigate the tension created by these false self-diagnoses by delivering quality care. But, it’s clear the internet has the potential to interfere with doctor-patient relationships, and to cause everyone unwarranted (di)stress.
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