The Internet in Modern Medicine: Online Support Groups

By | June 7, 2012

The anonymity of the Internet may actually lead to a more open exchange of ideas.

Another area where the Internet is having a tremendous impact on patient care at Schlesinger Pain Centers is the availability of online support groups. These online groups complement physical support groups and may actually be more important for patients with rare conditions. They also allow patients with more common conditions to look at regional variations in the treatment of their conditions. In addition the added anonymity of the Internet sometimes encourages more open discussions.

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