Terms of Use Agreement and Disclaimer

This Terms of Use Agreement (this “Agreement”) is entered into by and between Medical Notes (“We”, “Site” or “Author”) located at theinternist.blogspot.com and “you,” the user of this web site (the “Site”). Access to, use of and/or browsing of the Site is provided subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein. By accessing, using and/or browsing the Site, you hereby agree to these terms and conditions.

All the contents of this Site are provided for educational information only. None is intended as and does not substitute for proper medical consultations. If you suspect or have a health condition or medical emergency, please see a doctor or other qualified health provider for evaluation and advise, or call your local emergency line immediately.

We do not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. We do not recommend nor endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site. The mention of specific companies or of certain manufacturers' products does not imply an endorsement or recommendation in preference to others of a similar nature that are not mentioned.

Never disregard advice from a qualified medical professional or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this Site! Under no circumstance(s) will the Author(s) be liable to you for any direct or indirect damage(s) arising from your use of this Site.

This Site may contain health- or medical-related materials that are sexually explicit. If you find these materials offensive, you may not want to use our Site.

Reliance on any information provided by this Site, its employees, and others at the invitation of Medical Notes, or other visitors to the Site is solely at your own risk. We do not warrant that the information contained in the Site is complete and correct and shall not be liable whatsoever for any damage(s) incurred as a result of its use.


a). Patient Data
We DO NOT write or “blog” about personal information concerning patients. We are completely committed to the security and privacy of health data. However, we may use real life illustrations, but WITHOUT any accompanying identifying personal data.

Some case histories and/or descriptions may not follow real cases. IF real cases are used, they are properly and adequately edited to erase ANY and ALL relationships to any personal data and person - living or dead.

b). Purpose of this Site
This Site is intended primarily for medical students and doctors but is also accessible to the general public. Content provided here is made available for educational information purposes ONLY and is not intended to provide medical advice.

By accessing this Site, you acknowledge that there is no physician-patient relationship between you and the Author(s). The Site should not be used as a substitute for competent medical advice from a licensed Physician. It is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient and his/her physician.

If recommendations or claims about nutrition, exercise or any other scope of healthy behavior or about any method or therapy are made, their source (original publication or the Author’s personal opinion) is clearly stated. Every post is linked to its source of information. Any kind of information posted on the Site is referenced and properly dated.

c). Disclosure of funding sources
This is a private Site receiving no funds from a third party. Hosting is provided by the Blogger.com platform owned by Google, Inc.

d). Advertising policy
This Site may display advertising through the Google AdSense program (automatically generated) or other parties. The inclusion of third party advertisements does not constitute an endorsement, guarantee, warranty, or recommendation.

e). Copyright information
Site content belongs to Medical Notes. Content may be freely used, provided you properly acknowledge the Site (including a link to the originating URL) in your work. If you think any content on this Site infringes on your right, please contact us immediately to resolve the issue.

To contact us, please click here. For more information on our privacy policy and our handling of copyright issues, please click here.

f). Links to other web sites
This Site may contain links to third party websites. These links do not represent a guarantee, warranty, or recommendation by the Author(s) of this Site nor an indication of any affiliation, sponsorship or endorsement. We are not responsible for the content of linked third party sites.

The appearance of external hyperlinks to other sites do not constitute endorsement. We do not verify, endorse, nor take responsibility for the accuracy, currency, completeness or quality of the content contained in those websites.