Physicians and Social Media Trends & Tea Leaves

by doctweets on December 4, 2012

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH

From the vault. A timeless piece from Bryan Vartabedian, MD, aka @Doctor_V, one of the most thoughtful physicians on the use of social media by physicians. Though recorded in 2009, many of the insights and guidance remain relevant today while providing some measure of movement between then and now. One of my favs is Dr. V’s take on LinkedIn.


By Gregg A. Masters, MPH

At the June 2012 meeting of Doctors 2.0, founder and social media thought leader Bertalan Meskó, MD , aka @Berci gave a keynote speech on crowd sourcing medicine.

Regaining a Trusted Relationship in the Time of Twitter: Doctors & Patients in the Blogosphere

October 2, 2012

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH   Wendy Sue Swanson, MD aka @seattlemamadoc, discusses pro-social uses of social media, and the ways in which the internet can change the way we think about the patient-provider relationship.

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Physician Communities, the Internet and Social Media: Search Still King

July 18, 2012

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH Courtesy of Manhattan Research and the ‘Think Health‘ peeps at Google we have continuing insight into the penetration, use and practice of social media by physicians. Apparently, and according to a tweet by Digital healthcare strategist, and co-Founder Starling and Starling140  @ubermarketer, aka Kevin Michels-Kim: Search still trumps other online sources […]

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Primary Care and Healthcare Social Media: The Big 3

July 16, 2012

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH Noticed today in a tweet via @DrMikeSevilla a piece titled ‘Primary Care and Social Media’ produced by the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians (PAFP) and Foundation aka @PAFPandF. And so the experiential pool continues to build as we share and demonstrate the use of social media tools in medicine and […]

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A Physician’s Guide to Getting Started on Twitter

May 3, 2012

By Gregg A. Masters, MPH Keeping an eye on the Twitter firehose this morning I noticed a ‘re-tweet’ via Howard Luks, MD, aka @hjluks of a preso developed by Eric Glazer et al, aka @ericglazer on the above referenced title. Editor’s note: For docs interested in learning more about social media, be sure to check out @MD_chat, […]

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