Diagnosing Your Illnesses Online
And a website, WedMD.com, helps him even more on his mission to be his own doctor. The website basically acts like an online doctor that allows internet users to get information and even remedies on illnesses or problems they may be having. Information that some doctors don't want you to get.
"Its a good source of information, but it can give you the wrong impression also and it can drive you crazy if you don't know what you're looking," said Dr. Patel, University Hospital.
Reliable or not, the information is out there and it's just one click or button away that could keep you home so you don't have to make the trip to the doctor's office. Regardless, internet users should know that some illnesses can't be treated without the help of doctors. But Courtney's counting on his computer, which is still helping him escape the waiting room.
The website also features latest health news, doctor referrals and offers quizzes for users to take to see just how healthy their lifestyle is.