Patient Resources

Disclaimer

In order to provide the best and most comprehensive information to our patients, we offer the websites listed below.  Our professional opinion is to refer you to more comprehensive independent sources of information, without commercial bias.

Referral to these sites does not imply the endorsement by our practice of either the organization or their contents, expressed views, programs, or political activities.  Further, we do not endorse any commercial products that may be advertised or available from these organizations or on these websites.

This list is not meant to be comprehensive; nor is the exclusion of a site reflect the quality of that site.  Please note that site addresses are subject to change without warning.  If you have updated information, or other recommendations for inclusion here, please do not hesitate to contact us.
 

Internet Resources

The Illinois State Medical Society (www.isms.org) provides excellent guidance and counsel regarding the use of media and the internet for health information.  ISMS provides a brochure, “Understanding Media and Internet Health Information,” which may be obtained from the ISMS Division of Health Policy Research (hpresearch@isms.org) or by calling (312) 782-1654.

In this brochure, ISMS provides questions to help you identify reliable web sites.  These questions, taken directly from the ISMS brochure, are as follows:

ISMS provides the addresses for some trusted online health resources:

      www.isms.org

      www.ama-assn.org

      www.healthfinder.gov

      www.medlineplus.gov

      www.cdc.gov

      www.fda.gov

The following websites may also be helpful:

      www.acog.org

      www.amwa.org

      www.mayohealth.org

my.clevelandclinic.org

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