Certificate of compliance


is in compliance with the HONcode

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12 Years

Certificate validity: 21 Apr 2014 - Apr 2016

www.familydoctor.org Visit website

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HONcode identification number:


Date of initial review:

12 Jul 2001

Certificate validity:

21 Apr 2014 - Apr 2016

Date of last visit:

06 Feb 2018
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Content identified by the HONcode team

The content below is a sample of the content identified at a specific date by the HONcode team that justifies the respect of the eight ethical principles.

This website is operated by the American Academy of Family Physicians. All of the information on this site has been written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals.
Medical Editor
Robert B. Kelly, M.D., M.S.
Associate Medical Editor
Frank J. Domino, M.D.
Medical Advisory Panel
Carolyn Lopez, M.D.
Carolyn Thiedke, M.D.
Nereida Correa, M.D.
Rebecca Jaffe, M.D.
Robert Carr, M.D.
Saria Saccocio, M.D.
Terry Davis, Ph.D.

(21 Apr 2014) - Link

The information provided on this Web site is for general educational purposes only. It is not intended to be used as a substitute for medical advice. Any concerns or questions you have about your health or the health of your family should be discussed with your family physician. Please note that medical information is constantly changing. Therefore some information may be out of date.

(21 Apr 2014) - Link

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) operates this Web site and is committed to protecting the privacy of individual visitors. We maintain safeguards to store and secure information we have about Web site visitors. The safeguards may be physical, electronic or procedural. The AAFP Privacy Policy explains how we collect data from our Web sites and how that information is used.

(21 Apr 2014) - Link

The data displayed correspond to only one of the selected samples.

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

(21 Apr 2014) - Link

Reviewed/Updated: 07/13
Created: 05/01

(21 Apr 2014) - Link

This principle is not applicable to this site 

Contact Information

(21 Apr 2014) - Link

Financial support for FamilyDoctor.org has been provided by the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the AAFP.

(21 Apr 2014) - Link

(21 Apr 2014) - Link

All advertising on FamilyDoctor.org is clearly labeled as an advertisement. The

(21 Apr 2014) - Link

The content of this certificate has been collected by the HON Foundation and may not be used without HON's express consent.

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The HONcode's significance

The Health On the Net (HON) certificate guarantees that this website complies with the eight principles of the HON Foundation's Code of Conduct at the date indicated above. The persons responsible for the site commit to maintaining its compliance with the HONcode principles for the duration of the site's certification.

However, despite the complaint system that has been put in place and the periodic review and automatic monitoring of certified sites to ensure maximum compliance with the HONcode ethical principles, it is impossible to eliminate all risks of incoherence that may appear.

Under no circumstances shall the HON Foundation and/or its partner(s) be held liable for any damages resulting from the use or the inability to use HONcode-certified websites. Similarly, the HON Foundation and/or its partner(s) shall not be held liable for the content of such certified websites or any other website accessible via a hypertext link or through third-party information.

Those responsible for the certified website are responsible for the content of the website unless otherwise provided by law.

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