These guidelines were developed by Dr. Turek and his staff to provide a framework for how to effectively communicate through our blog and support forum with maximum transparency.
Comments to Dr. Turek’s blog are are moderated once weekly and our The Turek Clinic Support forum is moderated each weekday, excluding holidays. The moderators and administrators of the blog and forum are both paid staff and volunteers. They use the following aliases: The Turek Clinic Nurses, TheTurekClinic and Sean.
Not all moderators are health professionals.
We do not collect any information about forum users except their email address and username, therefore Internet users posting in the forum or commenting on the blog should not be considered healthcare professionals.
We remind you that any message or comment to our forum or blog can be read, used, reproduced and cited by all.
You do not have the option to delete your forum messages or blog comments. However, under exceptional circumstances, you can contact the moderators to see if it may be possible to do so. Contact them by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org, calling our office at 415-392-3200 or faxing us at 415-392-3201.
The references you provide for your messages or posts cannot be deleted. Thus, please take care regarding the information that you post.
Commentators, moderators and members should conduct themselves at all times with respect and honesty.
By using our blog and / or forum, you agree to post information that is true and correct to the best of your knowledge and is of your personal experience. If the information you post is not personal experience, we request you provide sources (e.g. References or links) whenever it is relevant and possible.
You are not allowed to post advertisements, whether in the form of text links or banners, for example.
Moderators reserve the right to delete any messages or comments deemed inappropriate without notifying the author. In cases of abuse, the moderators reserve the right to ban a member of the forum. In both instances, an explanation will be provided if the user requests. All requests must be sent in writing to our office or emailed using our contact form.