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Office Gynecology in the Internet Age

BARBIERI, ROBERT L. MD*

Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology: September 2012 - Volume 55 - Issue 3 - p 596–604
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e31825ca588
Office Gynecology

Historically, the stethoscope is representative of the type of medical tool that dominated the clinician-patient interaction. In the future, electronic tools will dominate the clinician-patient interaction. Most electronic tools will be accessed through the internet. The internet will become a key portal for enhancing the doctor-patient relationship.

*Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School, and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

The author declares that there is nothing to disclose.

Correspondence: Robert L. Barbieri, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston MA 02115. E-mail: rbarbieri@partners.org

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.