**This is a sponsored post- opinions expressed are based on my own personal experience**
If you’re like me, you may have found your first visit to a physician, especially a rheumatologist, a little overwhelming. I left my first visit with pamphlets/brochures about RA and medication options. My doctor told me that he knew I would go home and immediately go to google.com..he asked me not to but said to please share with him anything I had looked up so he could weigh in.
I won’t tell you what comes up when you google a disease. You’ve probably done it. And if you haven’t, I’d be willing to bet that you have looked up your health symptoms before. Sore throat, fatigue? Must be cancer, right? No! It’s hard to find quality information and to not have to spend time wading through articles and sites that have nothing to do with what you initially searched for.
This is where MedNexus comes in. MedNexus is a medical search engine that promises to provide greater accuracy and clarity. Their engine selects the most clinically-relevant and useful content for you.
One of my favorite things is the MedNexus homepage. Simple and easy to navigate. I don’t have to waste time looking for where to begin my search. I wanted to search “Rheumatoid Arthritis”.
When you initially start typing in your search criteria, the site starts listing questions that are relevant to your disease. Similar to Google’s autocomplete function, this can help you answer questions you hadn’t even thought of yet.
Upon searching for RA, the following questions started to come up:
- What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?
- How do you diagnose Rheumatoid Arthritis?
- How do you treat Rheumatoid Arthritis?
- What are lifestyle tips for Rheumatoid Arthritis?
- and many more..
If you ignore the suggested questions and just search, your results come up. Search results are broken down into the following categories:
- Health Topics- general information from trusted sites
- Joint Deformities in Rheumatoid Arthritis (Arthritis Foundation)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis Remission, Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis Complications (Rheumatoid Patient Foundation
- Published Research- links for publications written by physicians
- HIV/AIDS and Rheumatoid Arthritis (Autoimmunity Reviews)
- STAT4 and the risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (New England Journal of Medicine)
- Biological Drugs and Risk of Infection (The Lancet)
- Forum Discussions- health websites with forums- user opinions
- Insurance Quotes for RA Sufferers, Painful Feet Advice, Diagnosis Delays (Arthritis Care)
Prior to viewing your search results, one of my favorite features appears:
Overall, I find MedNexus to be a wonderful site. I like that search results come from reliable sources and can be filtered into categories that make sense. I hope that you’ll visit MedNexus and please keep in mind that the site hasn’t been up for very long, so they are constantly adding additional medical conditions.