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Medical Internet sites change doctor/patient relationship
Auburn Journal

Just before Paula Boyce retired from her job as a nurse at the Auburn Medical Clinic in 1996 she hardly ever used the computer.

Today, Boyce, of Rocklin, is able to interact with her doctor and learn about medications online. She is one of many local patients who say they are taking a proactive stance on their health, by educating themselves on the Internet. Doctors agree that medical information being available online has changed the relationship between doctors and patients, for better or worse.