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A Guide to Medical Internet Sites and Directories



Med-list is the online presentation of a list of medical websites that have been selected over a period of several years. This collection uses a database developed for a publication titled the "Medical Internet Directory".  The project began in 1995 as a list of internet resources that could be used by medical students and resident physicians when they would use computers for research projects in a library.

The online database that we now know as the World Wide Web expanded at an astounding rate and medical websites likewise grew exponentially. The small list originally compiled for students has expanded to about 1500 sites. Updating and review of websites is essential because the internet is such a dynamic process with sites appearing and disappearing almost daily.

Review of sites for accuracy and relevance has been completed at least annually to provide the medical and healthcare community with the most accurate information available from the web.

Project design, development and completion is the result of years of work by M. Craig Heuston and Heuston Consulting, Inc., of Scottsdale, Arizona. M. C. Heuston has had an outstanding career in operations research and has worked for RAND Corporation, the Defense Information Systems Agency, and NATO with previous assignments.

Editorial review and professional commentary has been the responsibility of Michael D. Gainey, M.D., a board-certified thoracic and vascular surgeon who practices in Reno, Nevada. Dr. Gainey is a graduate of University of California, San Francisco, and trained in thoracic and vascular surgery at the University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, and at USC-affiliated hospitals, Los Angeles, California.

The internet is now a very powerful tool in the hands of the individual. The public is constantly exposed to medical information from all sides and from all types of media. Much of this information is interesting but may not be useful in a clinical or practical context. The internet allows persons to gather facts that will help them make wise decisions regarding their own health or to assist with decisions in the care of a family member. The problem with this approach is that the information found on the web may not be reliable. It may be false, misleading, self-serving, or simply outdated. Consequently, one must be very discerning in the use of medical information gathered from the internet.

Med-list is intended to provide reference material that may aid or supplement opinions received from a doctor or other healthcare professional. The goal of this directory is to try to provide the most reliable information available through the internet on medical and healthcare topics. In that way, intelligent decisions can be made in terms of available treatments for you, your friends, or your family. This website should serve as a valuable resource to enhance the relationship with a treating physician, and in no way is this information meant to replace professional advice or opinions.

Med-list is privately funded through corporate support from Heuston Consulting, Inc
and Medical Dynamics, Inc. Donations from foundations are accepted but are not solicited.

No advertising is accepted, displayed, or requested on Med-list nor does this website
receive funding from advertising, from the display of advertising, or from inclusion of an
internet site in this reference directory.