The Internet really can be a great Healthcare tool

Are you on any medications? Here is a great idea – look them up on the internet. Go to the manufacturer’s website – read not only the information for consumers/patients, but look at the links for physicians. Is the information on those two links different – you bet it is. So look at both, and print them off – and take them with you to your next appointment if you have questions. Are you on more than one? Make sure they don’t have any explicit directions not to combine use.

Are you experiencing any unique side effects? There are some wonderful consumer blogs on the web allowing people to share their experiences and stories. You can never be too proactive about your health, so start looking!


Lauren Ellerman

In 2011, Lauren Ellerman was named "Young Lawyer of the Year" by the Roanoke Bar Association for her work in the community. To speak with Lauren about your personal injury case, contact her at