Thanks to the Internet, answers to almost any question are available with a few clicks of the mouse – including questions about health concerns. Millions of people turn to search engines, primarily Google, to look up information about symptoms, diseases, and medications. There are a lot of hazards when it comes to using 'Dr. Google' as your main source of medical advice – but that’s a topic for another episode.
Ssearch engine statistics can tell us what’s at the top of people’s minds. So we took a list of top-searched health questions and brought together experts from the Baptist Health family to serve up the facts.
Host, Jonathan Fialkow, M.D.'s guests were:
· Michael Decoske, Assistant Vice President of Pharmacy Administration at Baptist Health.
· Katie Acquino, M.D., Medical Director of Baptist Urgent Care Express in Palm Beach
· Liana Barkan, M.D., an internal medicine physician