How qualified is Dr Google?

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Tue 21 July 2015

12 mins

Paediatrician, Dr Mark Nethercote, understands the value of Google as a quick search and answer service, but he warns against using the search engine as a diagnostic tool for your child's health. Hear him discuss why seeing your GP or a qualified medical professional can better serve your child when they are unwell and check out some of his most trusted online resources in the link below.

GUEST: Dr Mark Nethercote, Practising Paediatrician, Ballarat

WEBSITE:  Mark Nethercote

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