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Facebook Can Help Doctors Become More Accessible

January 14, 2014 by Brad Friedman

Is Facebook a spoonful of sugar that helps the medicine go down?

A recent search for doctors on Facebook reveals more than 1,000 pages including a mixed bag of public figures like Mehmet Oz, authors (Ben Carson), and inevitably, fictitious characters like Dr. House. Scroll down a bit and you will start to see pages for physicians with everyday types of practices.[read more]

Social Media and Medical Practice II

March 31, 2011 by Gary Levin

Physician patient usage of social media is strictly limited by privacy restrictions and reluctance of most physicians to discuss personal health information online. Some physicians encourage email communication and dedicate time each day to communicate with patients conveniently. A limiting factor is there is no reimbursement methodology for time devoted to email.[read more]

Health Care Social Networking

October 20, 2007 by Bill Ives

There seems to be a rise in niche social media sites to no surprise. It also seems logical that healthcare would be a ripe field for this. Here are a few of the current ones. Sermo is an online community for docs. It describes itself as a site where “physicians aggregate observations from their daily practice and then - rapidly and...[read more]