Author - Tom Ferguson MD

Tom Ferguson, M.D. (1943-2006), was a pioneering physician, author, and researcher. Dr. Ferguson studied and wrote about the empowered medical consumer since 1975 and about online health resources for consumers since 1987. After attending Reed College, earning a Master's Degree in creative writing from San Francisco State University, and a medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine, he launched a prolific career in consumer focused medical writing as founder of Medical Self Care magazine. Dr. Ferguson passed away in 2006.

Self-Care in the Information Age

The Old industrial society was based on professional care. The new information society will be based on self-care. In his book Megatrends, John Naisbitt writes: “Of all 10 megatrends, none is more subtle, yet more explosive, than the shift...

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