In “The Rise of the Social Media Doctor,” author Dr. Dana Corriel shares how she sees value in using social media from both a healthcare and personal wellness viewpoint.
But Dr. Corriel also addressed the huge number of “medical falsehoods” that circulate out there in the social media world with a life of their own. So she took action by creating a blog to defend evidence-based medicine. She also teamed up with many other doctors to initiate a Facebook support group of similar-thinking healthcare providers.
Here are just a few of the comments from the article on how physicians use social media, as well as its challenges and why the social media-healthcare merge is critical for patients:
If you are still not convinced of the power of social media for the medical profession and other professional services firms, just read this insight from Colin Zhu, D.O., family doctor and chef: “I believe doctors still have a powerful voice. We just need to practice harnessing it better for people, and social media does just that.”
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