MedConnector
Connecting YOU to Helpful Health Information

Welcome to the new MedConnector Web Site!  Our goal is to be your Web Partner to help you manage your health, wellness, or illness.

Click on any of the tabs at the top of the page to get started and thanks for stopping by.

LOOK WHAT'S NEW:  When you add medications to your medication list, you can easily view consumer oriented information about the drug from the National Library of Medicine ("NLM") one of the National Institutes of Health ("NIH").

Click here to see a YouTube Video for more information

Med Line Plus

National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health web site. EXCELLENT starting place for information on Drugs, Supplements, and Herbal Information.

Check for Medication Interactions

In their own words:

DrugDigest is the consumer health and drug information website of Express Scripts, Inc. (ESI), the nation's largest independent pharmacy benefit manager (PBM). Through its corporate relationships, ESI designs and manages prescription drug plans that make it possible for members to purchase the medications they require for nominal copay fees. The goal of DrugDigest is to provide ESI members and the public with the information they need to lead healthier lives.

Identify the Pill

Retrieve an image of the medication such as flomax:
flomx

FDA Drug Information

A bit difficult to navigate; but you enter your medication name - or select the first letter from the list and Submit the request.  Once the site refreshes, you should click on the Consumer Information Sheet link; or that's not visible, the Label Information link.

Canadian Drug Product Database

Like the US site, a bit difficult to navigate; but this may include medications not (yet) approved in the US.

Search All Government Health Sites

A great US Government specific search engine that will retreive excellent information in the public domain on your medication or other health topics.  Just key in your medication name in the search box and browse the results.

Health Finder: U. S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Health & Human Services Portal with links to things such as:

  • Quick Guide to Healthy Living
  • Personal Health Tools
  • Health News

Interactive Health Tutorials

This is a fun and education site that allows you to view either static or Interactive Health Tutorials prepared as a service from the National Institute of Health and the Patient Education Institute.

The site allows you to find topics under four broad topics: Diseases and Conditions, Tests And Diagnostic Procedures, Surgery and Treatment Procedures, Prevention and Wellness

There's even a great section on the Swine Flue or H1N1.

Patient Education Institute

This organization develops interactive patient education software and is linked via the National Institute of Health site (see above). The use high quality graphics and interative animations to make learning more engaging.

An educated health consumer is better equipped to interact with their health care providers as well as reducing the unknown in a health system encounters. This is a great starting place to learn what to expect in many of the more common procedures.

The Merck Manuals Online

Excellent material but a bit heavy for the average consumer. These include:

The Merck Manual - Home Edition
The Merck Manual of Health and Aging
The Merc Index (of Drugs and Medications)
The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy (for medical professionals)
The Merck Manual of Geriatrics
The Merck Veterinary Manual

familydoctor.org

Advertised as "Health information for the whole family...from the American Academy of Family Physicians."

The CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

US Government Health site. A busy site that is self-described as: "Your Online Source for Credible Health Information"

The Mayo Clinic. Need we say more?

The Mayo Clinic consumer site touted as: "Tools for healthier lives".

The National Health Service - United Kingdom

The United Kingdom's National Health Service Consumer Web Site.

Public Health Canada

Well organized and useful information. Definately worth a look.

Enter or Edit Your Medications

Select the starting letter(s) of your medication.
NOTE: You must select a Letter for each new medication you want to add.
Select the Brand Name of your medicine.
This should be listed on your prescription bottle.
Medical Name or Active Ingredients
Enter how often you take the medicine or other notes; such as: "twice a day with meals"
Use your mouse to click on the Medication Name to show consumer information from the Government's MedLine Plus Web Site!