Your Doctor Reads Your Blog (and other things to think about while you’re in the stirrups)
Doctors do “Google” their patients. In fact, the vast majority of physicians I know have done so. To my generation, using a search engine like Google comes as naturally as sharing pictures of our children or a recent vacation on a social networking site like Facebook.
If my doctor Googled me, well… first he would find Melyssa Ford (uh… and he might be disappointed when I walk through the door in my very unsexy yoga pants and Batman t-shirt)… but slightly further down the results page, he would find my BlogHer page, my author site, my Amazon page, and linked to all three places: my blog.
I don’t know if it makes me happy to think that my doctor possibly know what I’m going through emotionally before I walk into the office, or if it creeps me out to consider that he may be thinking about my dead hamster while he gives me a Pap smear.
Do you always want to know if someone is reading your blog? Or is ignorance bliss when it comes to certain family members, friends, and doctors?