Earlier this month a Cleveland clinic medical resident was fired for a long trail of social media posts laced with anti-Semitism. While the story caught the attention of the national media, I found the response by the online physician community to be anemic relative to other incidents. Surprising, really. Because it seems physician activists of all backgrounds and ... Continue Reading about Physician Anti-Semitism – Where’s the Physician Outrage?
I had the chance recently to interview Chris Dancy, author of Don't Unplug - How Technology Saved My Life and Can Save Yours Too Known as the most connected man in the world, Dancy is a hard-core advocate for the intentional use of technology and its capacity to support our values. In a world that wants to demonize all things electric, his message is ... Continue Reading about Don’t Unplug – How Technology Saved My Life and Can Save Yours Too
I was talking recently with some friends about doctors and pharma online. They wanted to pick my brain. Their question: What’s the best way to approach doctors on a platform like Twitter? Approach is the operative word here. Because for most of history pharma operated by interruption. Office calls, ads and post-it pads. ‘Can I have a moment of your time, ... Continue Reading about Pharma and Doctors Online: Why Industry Struggles to Connect
If you look at physicians on Twitter over the past decade things have changed dramatically. When I look at ThisISourLane that has exploded over the past couple of weeks, it shows me how doctors have changed. We've cut our teeth. I got thinking about how this might have played out a few years back. I think of MedTwitter’s overall growth this this way: Ten years ... Continue Reading about ThisISourLane Could Only Work for Doctors in 2018
This week when doctors weighed in on the escalating gun crisis the NRA suggested, 'stay in your lane.’ So then there were petitions, #thisisOURlane and images of blood-soaked trauma room floors. What the NRA doesn’t realize is that doctors increasingly don’t have a lane. Once restricted under the fluorescent glare of small exam rooms, physicians now are part of a ... Continue Reading about Stay in Your Lane – What the NRA Doesn’t Know About Doctors
I keep an archive of every biography I have ever created or used. There are dozens of them. I have short bios and long bios. I have bios skewed toward writing and others that reflect aspects of my academic work. These bios show that over the course of my career my trajectory, focus and story have evolved. The biography is how we want to be seen While my biography is ... Continue Reading about Biography Timeline – The Story of a Career in Evolution