Five free and simple Google tools useful for Indian physicians

Google has arguably been the single greatest influence on the World Wide Web since the company launched in the late 1990s. Google has given us a whole stable of free and easy- to-use tools that can make online personal and professional tasks easier and better.


Neelesh Bhandari, MD“Google has given us a whole stable of free and easy- to-use tools that can make online personal and professional tasks easier and better.”
-Neelesh Bhandari, MD, physician entrepreneur focused on communication technology in healthcare and author of the blog Digital Medicine


As physicians, many of us use the Google search engine every day. Google also offers a number of other tools that you can leverage. Let’s take a look at five free and simple Google tools that are especially useful for doctors.

Key Point: Google offers a number of tools that are useful for physicians both professionally and personally. Learn how to leverage the features in Gmail, Google Alerts, Google Maps and Places, Google Scholar, and You Tube.
  1. Gmail: After Google Search, Gmail is the most useful service ever by Google. You can use Gmail to create 2 (or more) free email accounts. So you can create one personal email address and another public one for your medical practice. For example, one of your email addresses can be dr.abc@gmail.com, and another could be drmumbai8675@gmail.com.

By going to your Gmail settings, you can set up your account so that emails sent to your secondary email address forward automatically to your primary Gmail account/email address. You also can enable “multiple inboxes,” allowing you to

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12 Comments

  1. pragnesh vachharajani
    Posted Oct 2012 at 1:32 pm | Permalink

    Nice article.This is the need of hour and everybody has to update and get benefited.

  2. jayant doshi
    Posted Nov 2012 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

    an interesting and informative site.

  3. Jimit Vadgama
    Posted Feb 2013 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

    Very nice

  4. UC Biswal
    Posted Feb 2013 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    You may add “Google Calendar in Gmail” to your list of useful Google tools, which can be used not only to schedule events and set reminders (by email/pop-up/free sms), you can also share the calendar with innumerable people. This is particularly useful in an academic setting where this will be able to keep everybody in the loop without much of human interface. And all free of cost.

  5. DINESH PATEL
    Posted Feb 2013 at 1:31 am | Permalink

    very useful and informative article,THANKS.

  6. Posted Mar 2013 at 11:36 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the encouraging comments.
    I have connected with you, Pragnesh, on Linkedin.
    You can all also join me on http://www.docglobal.com
    Rgds,
    Neel.
    Dr. Neelesh Bhandari

  7. viswanathan sethuraman
    Posted Mar 2013 at 7:19 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for sharing….It is useful……Dr.viswanathan.

  8. SUSHIL DOHARE
    Posted Mar 2013 at 6:25 am | Permalink

    Relevant & Useful!!

  9. Dr Shubhda Walvekar
    Posted Apr 2013 at 6:48 pm | Permalink

    Happy to learn the multi purpose usage of google.

  10. satish rao
    Posted Apr 2013 at 3:17 pm | Permalink

    thank for nice information.

  11. Posted Apr 2013 at 2:31 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the appreciation, Friends! This has been one of my most popular posts :-)
    In fact, i have come out with a new blog series to help all doctors in India make intelligent use of social media and internet. I have just done a couple of posts in username selection and importance of a Google profile for physicians in India. This series will be dealing with ways Indian physicians can use popular internet channels like Google, Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter in communications, services, marketing and branding. We will also be looking at accessing medical evidence and studies online by making intelligent use of social media.
    You can also subscribe to my series so that you receive all the updates right in your email inbox :-)

  12. Dr. Anil Kumar Sagar
    Posted Jul 2013 at 4:26 pm | Permalink

    Nice to see getting interested in Telemedicine.
    Doctor need to have essential communication skills.

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