The idea behind Forusdocs was formed after a conversation with a colleague who had done objective testing of six different stethoscopes using acoustic laboratory measurements during his cardiology fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. It was an excellent study, but he had a hard time publishing this data. No medical journal wanted to offend equipment manufacturers who might advertise in their journals. No forum for objective reviews for physicians existed. This study was ultimately published in an acoustic journal, a venue that few physicians would see. (Abella M, Formolo J, Penney DG. Comparison of the acoustic properties of six popular stethoscopes. J Acoust Soc Am 1992 Apr;91(4 Pt 1):2224-2228.)
ForUsDocs was formed to meet this need for objective information, independent of drug company, equipment manufacturer, or software vendor bias. We are the consumer magazine for physicians, by physicians. We provide independent unbiased reviews of the products and services a physician uses in his daily practice. We are owned and operated by practicing physicians such as you. Our goal is to make your life easier by providing you with unbiased information that will save you time, effort, and money.
In order to keep our information honest we don't accept financial support from drug companies, equipment manufacturers, or services we review. We don't sell your personal information. To help defray the costs of this site we do place advertising links from reputable vendors such as Amazon. If you have a bad experience problem with a vendor or product advertised on this site let us know.
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