I'm not a serial patient Googler. Although, after doing a little research for this post, I may just become one. It seems like everyone's conducting online searches on the side these days. While I don't make looking into my patient's backgrounds a habit, I have Googled my patients a time or two. A few months ago, for example, I cared for a guitarist who presented to the emergency department with a finger laceration. He took a few before and after photos of his wound and Tweeted them including my personal Twitter handle. I figured that was permission enough to log onto iTunes and listen to a few of his hits.