Health Care Communication
What's the most appropriate method to communicate health care
information on-line? So far there are no standards established for
healthcare communication on-line. We believe
in the independent nature of the internet, but also realize that
individuals looking for answers for healthcare problems can be put at
risk by information that is incorrect, misleading or merely profit
oriented without regard for the individual's welfare. Our goal at
Myfootshop.com is to limit your risk by establishing ethical guidelines
and professional etiquette for our web site.
We appreciate your feedback regarding
effective and appropriate communication of healthcare information.
Based upon our customer's suggestions, we have added, deleted and
modified information on our site. Our goal is to provide you with
the most accurate content in a manner that is appropriate to your
needs. We look forward to your
Below are policies that Myfootshop.com
feels are important to insure effective communication for customers and
users of this site. Please remember, we are an educational resource.
We are not your doctor. Please contact your doctor if you are
unsure of any health condition.
1. Security And
Confidentiality- Myfootshop.com uses encrypted secure software for
financial transactions only. Myfootshop.com is not HIPPA compliant
and is not prepared to receive confidential or personal information from
individuals. Personal information forwarded to us may possibly be
viewed by any number of employees of Myfootshop.com. We ask that
you do not forward confidential healthcare information to us by email or
any other method. Any information collected by our website, such as
email address, will never be passed on to any third party, unless
required by law.
Currently we are using Google Analytics
to analyze the audience of the website and improve our content. No
personal information is collected from Google Analytics. For further
Analytics, please go here,
Myfootshop.com does employ first party
cookies. First party cookies are used to assign you a session ID
while on our site. Session ID's are extremely helpful in that they
are used to enable you complete your order. Myfootshop.com does
2. Emergency Care -
We do not provide emergency care of any kind. We suggest
that you contact your doctor or local hospital for any questions that
you feel are of an urgent or emergency nature.
3. Doctor-Patient Relationship -
We are an educational resource and cannot take the place of your
doctor. The following are specific steps that we take to prevent
the impression of a doctor-patient relationship;
a. All Myfootshop.com employees are
trained to help you with product selection only.
Myfootshop.com employees are not doctors or medical personnel.
b. We cannot answer clinical questions by email or from our blog. All clinical questions
should be directed to your doctor or other health care provider.
c. Myfootshop.com does not maintain a
4. The Foot Talk Forum -
Talk Forum is and educational resource available for viewing only.
The Forum was archived on 8-15-09. The reason that the forum was
archived was that we could not obtain an opinion from The Ohio State
Medical Board regarding the issue of whether the forum constituted the
practice of medicine. An opinion from The Board is important in
that the opinion would help to define appropriate standards for web
based communication. Until we can obtain an opinion from the
board, The Forum will remain archived for viewing only.
5. Foot & Ankle Blog - Jeffrey
Oster, DPM is founder and medical director of Myfootshop.com. He
also acts as The Foot & Ankle Blog moderator.
Dr. Oster's blog comments
include discussions of health care trends and new technology in foot and
ankle care. Blog posts are monitored for spam or inappropriate
post. In reference to #4 above, Dr. Oster cannot answer clinical
questions in the blog.
6. Honesty in Advertising -
Content found on Myfootshop.com is not influenced by outside
advertising. Myfootshop.com does not accept or sponsor advertising
from outside sources. Myfootshop.com does not use Google AdWords
or other pay-per-click (PPC) advertising.
7. Misleading Or Deceptive Claims
- Myfootshop.com strives to communicate clearly and effectively.
We respectfully request that you contact
us with any question regarding information on our site that you feel is
misleading or deceptive.
1. Myfootshop.com Images - All
images on Myfootshop.com are copyright protected and not intended for
public use. Myfootshop.com images may only be used with written
prior consent. For additional information regarding use of
Myfootshop.com images contact