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Google knows you better than your doctor ever could: opinion


“Dr Google” may not have an MD or a board certification, but it does have the clinical knowledge of a primary care provider who sees millions of patients a year. — TNS

“Dr Google” may not have an MD or a board certification, but it does have the clinical knowledge of a primary care provider who sees millions of patients a year. — TNS

Thanks to a combination of Google, WebMD and the US$6,000 (RM24,583) deductible on my health insurance, I haven’t been to a doctor to talk about an illness in years. 

Millions of Americans have similar habits; in fact, one in 20 Google searches are for health-related information. “Dr Google” may not have an MD or a board certification, but it does have the clinical knowledge of a primary care provider who sees millions of patients a year. 

   

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