"doofy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> Again, I'm not trying to be my own doctor, just wondering about imaging
> technology. I looked up color doppler yesterday, and it seemed to be an
> excellent diagnostic tool.
As to being your own doctor, why not? I take information from this NG and
personal research to my doctors all the time. I am almost never caught off
guard (any more) and I have deep discussions with my docs not unlike they
would have with other docs. Indeed, my internist has recommended my son
talk to me about prostate cancer testing and prevention because "he knows as
much or more about it than I do." While that's a bit of an exaggeration,
everything you learn before you see the doc helps you and he better diagnose
and treat your disease.