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John M. Grohol, Psy.D., led some of the first online mental health and support groups, getting his start on the Internet in 1992 with depression support groups and advocacy efforts. He is a writer, researcher, the publisher and founder of the Internet’s leading mental health and psychology network, Psych Central, and a founding corporate member of the Society for Participatory Medicine. Dr. Grohol sits on the editorial board of Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking and does e-health consulting in his spare time. He is also a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists. You can follow him on Twitter at @DocJohnG.


Privacy? Not in My Doctor's Office

John Grohol | September 5, 2013
I’m not concerned about HIPAA. I’m concerned about how little my doctor cares for my privacy in his own office...I say my name, realizing that if someone is interested in identity theft, the check in process with the doctor’s front desk makes me a pretty easy target...