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  • MedRookie

    August 11, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    Google has become infinitely better at determining credibility, though when I see plagiarists like Dr. Mercola or the other one (I forget his name) sitting near the top of search results for health/medical-related searches I can’t say I see no room for improvement.

    Generally speaking though, Google will get you accurate results more often than not, and YouTube is a wealth of self-learning videos on all topics. Between Google, YouTube and Bing (which is still surprisingly popular and occasionally produces better results than Google, you should be able to find the answer to nearly any question.

    For what it’s worth, Google was a tremendous help to me upon opening my clinic. My son built me a website as a gift, and Google showed my clinic website in search to prospective patients seeking a new doctor or one with my areas of specialty. It took almost no time to go from new with no patients to LANP’s Nurse Practitioner of the Year (this was before I was a doctor). I would wager that Google’s ability to fill my schedule had more than a little to do with that.