Lots of IVF
patients will go to Dr. Google to get information because IVF doctors are too
busy to answer their questions.
time, many stop doing this . This is partly because they get very confused by
what they find, because a lot of the information available online is
contradictory and plenty of it is wrong and misleading. They don't know whom
to trust, and therefore end up distrusting everything they read !
Also, they find
that doctors get very upset when they pull out information from the Internet.
Many doctors treat online information with contempt, by saying that everything
on the Internet is all rubbish !
also get quite irritated because their wives spend so many hours obsessing over
what they read on the Internet. They believe that a little knowledge is
dangerous, and that patients should not try to play doctor. Their attitude is
that patients should leave medicine to the IVF specialist, rather than try to
become an IVF expert themselves !
think it's important that we not throw the baby out with the bathwater. As with
everything in life, there is a golden middle path !
Its very helpful
to use the internet to get information, but the secret is to go to reliable websites.
These include sites such as www.drmalpani.com
and www.ivfindia.com , which simplify
information, so the patient understands what is happening, and can have an
intelligent discussion with their doctor. These are sites you can trust , because
they been published by us and we are a reputed IVF clinic !