Purpose of this Site
The information contained in this Washington University Physicians online site (“Site”)
is solely intended to provide an overview of clinical services performed by physicians
of Washington University School of Medicine.
Information about diseases and medical conditions on this Site and on its linked
resources is for educational and informational purposes only and should in no way
be taken to be the practice of medicine or the provision of medical, nursing or
professional health care advice or services. The information should not be considered
complete and should not be used in place of a visit, call, consultation or advice
of your physician or other health care provider. The information obtained from this
Site and any linked resources is not exhaustive and does not cover all diseases,
ailments, physical conditions or their treatments.
Should you have any specific health care-related questions, please call or visit
your physician or other health care provider promptly.
Any links to other Internet websites of non-affiliated external sources does not
imply endorsement by Washington University Physicians or Washington University School
of any products, services or information presented in these external Internet websites,
nor do we guarantee the accuracy of the information contained on them. In addition,
since we have no control over the privacy practices of linked external Internet
websites you should read and understand the policies of all linked external Internet
websites with respect to their privacy practices.
Consultation on Patient Specific Diseases or Conditions
For your protection, we cannot answer any personal information about your medical
condition via this web site. We would be happy to answer any general questions you
may have about our services, our physicians, or our general knowledge of a particular
disease or medical condition. However, our response to your telephone calls or e-mails
concerning our general services or resources should not be interpreted as a recommendation
If you are experiencing an emergency or urgent condition you should contact your
local emergency services immediately.
We respect all our patients and prospective patients’ privacy. Unless required for
law enforcement or by statute, we will not share any information you supply to us
via this Site to any other outside unaffiliated entity without your consent. However,
we may provide information to third parties that does not allow you to be identified
or contacted. For example, we might inform third parties regarding the number of
users of the Site and the most frequented resource pages.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, we reserve the right to work with third parties who
provide services that may include, but are not necessarily limited to, website hosting,
data analysis, hosted e-mail, and other administrative and technical services that
assist us in maintaining the Site. In the event that we elect to work with third
parties for these purposes, we reserve the right to share information you supply
to us with such third parties, but only to the extent necessary for the provision
of such services.
Security of Information
We have implemented reasonable technology and security policies, rules and measures
to protect the data that resides on our servers; however, because no security system
is impenetrable or 100% secure, we cannot guarantee the security of our servers.
While the forms such as Registration On-Line are encrypted and thus are secure,
we cannot guarantee the security of the means by which information is transmitted
between your computer and our servers or our service providers’ servers, whether
through the Site, by e-mail, or otherwise.
We want each Site visitor to find useful medical information and learning about
the services of Washington University Physicians. In working toward that goal, we
count our visitors and keep track of which pages our visitors select throughout
the Site. To do this, we must use software called a “cookie.” The “cookie” maintains
numbers in aggregate form, and does not obtain personal information about any of
This information helps us know what sections of our Site are visited frequently,
so we can enhance those sections and ensure they are timely.
For more information, please visit the
Washington University Physicians website.