National Doctor's Day is observed on 1st July in India and on 30th March in the US. This day is celebrated to thank all the doctors and physicians for their service round the clock. In India, it is observed on 1st July to mark the birth as well as the death anniversary of Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy who was one of the most renowned physicians in India. These days the internet also provides plenty of medical information. Almost everyone checks symptoms online before visiting the doctor. But is this information reliable? This doctor's day lets find out.
Reasons why you should trust your doctor not the internet
1. Doctor will understand the symptoms better
When you search the internet, you see collective symptoms of every disease. But in most cases, few symptoms vary from person to person. Only your doctor will understand the symptoms better according to your case history and other conditions.
2. What's better than expert advice?
Doctors are trained for years to treat you better. Any advice from the doctor is an expert opinion you can rely on more than the internet. These days, features like online consultations straight from the doctors have made it easier to seek medical help easily.
3. Internet don't know your history
For better medical help, factors like case history, previous medical treatment, family history and much more are extremely important. The internet will not examine these factors before suggesting medical tips. Only your doctor will examine each factor and offer the right treatment.
4. Too little communication
Your doctor listens carefully all the symptoms and explains everything in detail. This detailed communication is not possible on the internet. On the internet, it is one-way communication which will not allow you to clear all your doubts.
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