The only user information collected on the site is when someone sends feedback. Feedback generates an email to Dr. Gagne, who deals with it as he feels appropriate. Often Dr. Gagne will post the feedback and comment on general medical issues raised by the feedback. Dr. Gagne will immediately delete and not post spam, inappropriate or inflammatory material, or personal medical questions that cannot be addressed without seeing the patient. Dr. Gagne will post a user’s first name and general location (city, state). He retains nondeleted emails for an indefinite period of time. Any information collected via feedback, such as email address, will never be passed to any third party, unless required by law.
The information provided on jamesgagne.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Its purpose is to present medical information to Dr. Gagne’s patients and to the public at large. Also, Dr. Gagne hopes those who are looking for a physician will find drgagne.com useful to learn more about him and to help decide if they are a good fit. Its intended audience is existing and potential patients and the general public. This site is funded solely by its author and owner, Dr. Jim Gagne. It accepts no advertising or other outside funding aside from fees for purchases referred to the Amazon website. Except where other material is quoted, Dr. Gagne is the author of all the information on the site.