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Rod"Rod" G.

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Experience: Health, Computers & Technology, Business

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Physician, photographer, and tech junkie

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I can help people discover health care websites, consumer electronics, photography, and beauty sites

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photography, health, MMOs, cooking, consumer electronics

172 Reviews by Rod

8/2/11
I ordered a sink from New Look Plumbing through amazon.com and needed to make a return. While I did have to pay for return shipping, they did refund my credit card and the return process went very smoothly. I commend them for having such great customer service and providing an expedited refund to my credit card. One of hallmarks of a great company is how they deal with returns and this company I feel did a remarkable job.
5/13/11
Great site for basic information on the HPV test for women and explaining the relationship between HPV testing and PAP smears. Everyone should know about these types of tests and especially women who are sexually active and might be interested in the HPV vaccine. I would also recommend going to the CDC for information on guidelines on when to get the HPV test done. Links here
http://www.cdc.gov/std/hpv/pap/default.htm

http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/cervical/basic_info/screening.htm
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4/7/11
I had been considering saving some money and cutting out cable tv (specifically comcast) and instead getting a subscription to netflix/hulu/amazon for my movie and tv shows. It was about a combination of cutting costs and being able to watch shows at work, while commuting, and even at starbucks. The deal changer was comcast releasing their xfinity streaming service that works on any pc and my ipad. Now, I can access HBO/MAX/Starz premium shows, network television and on demand movies all because I have a subscription to comcast... and I can access their content anywhere I have an internet connection. This means instead of cancelling comcast and going to the net for my media, I am considering upgrading my comcast and adding premium channels so I can take it on the go with me and probably will no longer be renting dvds. Nice move comcast. The only negative part is their site is still a little buggy especially on chrome, but I have faith they will soon fix those issues.
1/29/11
The basic concept of this site is creative artists getting funding for their projects through pledges. I found some really interesting projects where people had pledged thousands of dollars to help the artist achieve their dream. Great concept and I do hope sites like this succeed and give artists their shot at creating their projects.
12/5/10
1. Video On Demand: they are trying to compete with netflix/itunes/etc, but here is the problem... while they do have a great selection and reasonable prices the quality of the video cannot even begin to compare to that of netflix or itunes right now. Plus they somehow lack the ability to buffer the video, so if your connection slows during playback the entire video stops. This never has happened to me on netflix or itunes. Did I mention this was on a T1 line? They give you the option to download the movie to your PC if the connection is too slow, but here is the catch, if you started watching the video already you have to pay AGAIN to download the video. So make sure you test out their connection before you pay for their VOD services, my T1 line was too slow for them. I give them a meh rating as of 12/2010 but hope in the future they get their act together. They clearly rolled this out before it was ready in hopes to gain market share of the VOD services.

2. Kindle: here I give amazon a full heart, for books they are doing it right. Very seemless and easy to use. Almost magical in the way you can be reading a book within minutes.

3. books/DVDs: here again they deserve a full heart. Fast service and I do much of my xmas shopping here.
11/20/10
There has been overwhelming evidence for people of all ages, but especially seniors to be taking some sort of omega 3 supplementation if people are not consuming it naturally through foods such as fish. People often ask which omega 3 is the best and what it really comes down to is which ones has the least amount of toxins in them. Heavy metals, dioxins, PCBs, etc all contaminate fish oil supplements. Nordic Naturals is a well respected company among physicians and often recommended as a good brand to use.
10/29/10
I have never had the pleasure to visit the UK and see for myself the amazing castles over there. In the US this winery is one of the only places in the states that built a medieval castle that is open to the public. They also have very good wine in their cellars and have events throughout the year. Worth a visit if you ever go to Napa.
10/1/10
I must say I have been waiting for someone to invent a device such as this. I would always recommend to my patients who were flying in a plane with a cold virus or allergies to wear special ear plugs that help with pressure problems. (flightmates was one that they could buy in the drug store). But this company has a very interesting concept of just helping one open up their eustacian tube if their are pressure related problems. Great idea and I'm sure it will help many people. I just wish they had invented this product years ago!
9/5/10
I always worry a little when I buy tickets online as I never know if I am really going to get them or if they are really going to work when you get to the venue. Ticketmaster being one of the oldest ticketing agencies is extremely reputable and delivers electronic tickets by email. Very reliable service.
8/12/10
Awhile back I got a free subscription to a Sound and Vision on Zinio for my laptop and I rarely ever used it. I didn't really see a need for it and I wasn't sure who would buy a subscription to a magazine for a laptop as it was so much easier to read a real version of it. 2 years later someone gifts me an ipad for my bday and Now I see the beauty of Zinio. I don't want any more paper magazine subscriptions... I only want digital downloads via Zinio... they even have ipad interactive content.
6/27/10
Manfrotto (the company that make the high end grips, tripods and photography accessories) have put out an outstanding free website to help people take better photos. Nowadays there are hundreds of websites offering Online Photography Classes and most of them attempt to charge the consumer and still have very weak content. Manfrotto created this free site for everyone to use to help educate new and experienced photographers. They have some of the best photographers around acting as tutors and writing articles to help advance the knowledge base of photography. I have seen Canon and other camera manufacturers put out similar free resources but as Manfrotto doesn't make cameras, this website is in a unique position of discussing all aspects of photography even those that don't rely on selling the consumer the latest and greatest digital camera. They have articles ranging from monitor calibration to pin hole photography.
PhysioLogics
6/3/10
There are many different companies out there selling supplements to the public but as this is not a very regulated industry, it is up to the consumer to figure out which ones are of higher quality. I have used this company in the past and they have a wide array of products which are sold to physician's offices.
6/2/10
For all skin related problems, this is the site I recommend people to visit first in their internet searches. They have a section of the site dedicated to the public here
http://www.aad.org/public/index.html

One of the best self exams on the internet for melanoma detection as a guide can also be found here and if you are reading this, take a minute to read over this part of the site now and then the next time you look in a mirror do yourself a favor and do a mole check.

http://www.aad.org/public/exams/self.html
5/25/10
One of the best websites out there focusing on women's healthcare. The site has forums as well as articles written by physicians. They also have a comprehensive section of the site for physician and industry professionals, which is nice because it keeps doctors and other professionals coming back to this site and participating in forums and other parts of the site.
5/13/10
When you buy wine online you need to be sure that the company is actually storing the wine properly as you cannot see the bottles in advance and you want to make sure the shipping is also done well and packaged properly so the wine arrives in good shape. This company does a great job of shipping and the value is also very good. They have a wide selection of wines and if you sign up for their newsletter they send some good deals.
4/2/10
Good site for overall knowledge about anti-aging medicine and they do carry a wide range of supplements. I personally haven't used their supplements before but I have heard good things about this company from other anti-aging doctors. Their magazine is also worthwhile reading if you decide to get that subscription.
2/24/10
I discovered this website while at a conference for the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and it really is a great concept. Many people take vitamins and supplements, but what they often are paying for is the marketing and packaging of the ingredients. In a typical vitamin pill most of it is actually just filler and not the vitamin... not to mention the bottle itself is expensive to produce. What this company offers is a way to customize an individual's supplements in just a few pills and your doctors can prescribe whatever dosage they recommend for you rather than what the company thinks will sell to the masses. Great concept and well executed.
12/10/09
Great website full of information on adrenal fatigue. Would recommend his book as well for those interested in the subject. Many physicians recommend his products for patients with adrenal fatigue.
10/27/09
Immunize.org is a resource of vaccine information for healthcare professionals. It covers everything from H1N1 vaccines to chickenpox. It is a valuable tool for healthcare providers or consumers with advanced healthcare knowledge to research topics such as " should pregnant women get H1N1". What I really like about this site are the videos. They have an extensive collection of videos on all sorts of vaccine topics.

http://www.vaccineinformation.org/video/
10/27/09
Tamiflu (oseltamivir phosphate) is one of the anti-viral medications that has been around for awhile. It has gained more public awareness since the outbreak of the swine flu. Tamiflu is used both to prevent and treat flu viruses. What some people do not realize is that if they have a family member that has been diagnosed with the flu, it is possible to take Tamiflu and possibly prevent yourself from getting sick. Read through this website if you think you have the flu or someone close to you has the flu. Remember only a physician can prescribe Tamiflu and you need to take it very early on in the course of the illness for it to be effective.

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