word of the day: April 27, 2009
A person medically qualified by Google's search engine to diagnose symptoms of sickness.
Mrs. Smith: My son has Dengue fever. I searched it on Google.
Dr. James: Really? That's what Google says? Send him to emergency immediately!
Dr. James: *note to self: Mrs. Smith's Son is fine. Mrs. Smith however has a case of Dr Google.
When you're too poor to see a real doctor or don't fully trust your doctor, and conduct a web search to diagnose medical symptoms and their possible cures.
I don't need to go see a doctor. I've already consulted Dr. Google and it turns out I have Peyronie's Disease. Got to get me some Vitamin E!
Dr Google is the professional advice you defer to when performing online searches for information using the google search engine. Dr Google knows all.
Rachel: What's the difference between curling your tongue and clamshelling your tongue?
Mike: Dunno! Let me ask Dr Google...
Mike: 10mm is a bit thick for climbing rope...
Rachel: 10 mm is <1/2"
Mike: 10mm is 1/2.5"
Rachel: 10 millimeters = 0.393700787 inches according to Dr Google.
A "Doctor" who largely reduced the prestige of licensed medical professionals in the intelligent public's mind between 1998 and 2009.
"Dr Google" belongs to the same Country Club as "Google Esq" "Google CPA," "Google CFA," "Google Broker," "Prof Google," and "Coach Google."
You're 38 years old and you have an IQ over 140. You don't have a medical license or attempt to provide medical treatment to others. You do, however, consult "Dr Google" for your own medical needs on a regular basis and have had a long, successful "Doctor"-patient relationship with 'him.' In recent years, you feel inclined to send "Dr Google" the "thank you" gifts that you used to send to real physicians.