Have you ever been diagnosed with a condition by the doctor that you knew nothing about? It can be hard to think of all the questions you want to ask the doctor before your appointment is over. So, many of us research our conditions on our own rather than wait until our next doctor appointment. But where do you turn for trusted information?
There are many websites dedicated to providing information on different medical conditions, their symptoms, tests for diagnosis, and treatment. Just by googling a common condition like “laryngitis,” informative sites like NIH.gov, WebMD, MayoClinic.com, and MedicineNet.com appear in the search results.
Vitals also offers trusted information in our condition-specific Patient Guides, but with a focus on patient preparation. Besides providing an understanding of how your condition manifests itself, our Patient Guides also answer a patient’s immediate questions: Which specialists will make up the team treating me? How should I prepare for my appointment? What should I expect from the appointment? What questions should I ask? What are my treatment options?
Where do you turn for trusted health information, other than your doctor? Let us know in the comments section below!