Category Archives: Social Media

It was a quiet year….

Two Thousand Thirteen was a quiet year for my blog. But it was a busy year of doctoring with 10-12 hours in clinic most days, an additional 2-3 at night, plus a few hours on most weekends. [We can analyze why over … Continue reading

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Social Media Encourages Initiators in Medicine

Funny how the blogosphere echoes some of the thoughts that have been incubating in my own mind… A few posts have caught my eye recently. One that I have been meaning to comment on was Dr. Vartabedian’s piece “Do You Initiate or Respond?” … Continue reading

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Paging Med Student Google

A few days ago, I came across an article entitled “Calling Dr. Google” by Jeff Jarvis. The writer describes his experience “googling” his symptoms and finding that the internet brought him the correct diagnosis. He uses his personal story of … Continue reading

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A Marriage Made in #HCSM Heaven

Priscilla Chan probably knows that she is going to be watched. What she may not know is that it won’t be the paparazzi alone who will be watching her closely. No sooner did Chan get married to the most famous … Continue reading

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Are doctors on television just hams?

I recently came across a blogpost entitled “Everyone is Taking to the Camera- Pass the HAM please.” In it, the writer (a published author) says: I have never seen more Doctors, Lawyers, Judges and ex-politicians on television than I have in … Continue reading

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Social Media Adoption by Physicians. It’s A Little Like Quitting Smoking

Today, Mark Britton, CEO of Avvo (a physician rating site that also provides answers to health questions), gave a presentation to our clinic regarding the role of social media in healthcare. He gave an excellent background on the evolution of … Continue reading

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The Evolution of My White Coat

The significance and use of the white coat has been a topic of late. Most recently (and eerily coincidental to my drafting this post) there was a piece on Get Better Health about it. Thus, my post can be seen, perhaps, as an … Continue reading

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