So I’m reading comments on my Doctor Delicious post and I see a comment from a reader named Yoyo. Interesting really. Yoyo doesn’t understand why anyone would want a Delicious page for patient information and resources. She just wants to be cared for without knowing every detail. It got me thinking: Is there a role for paternalism in the provider-patient ... Continue Reading about Is Paternalism Ever Okay for Doctors?
Pediatrics is changing. There was once a time when parents learned all they needed to know from their doctors. Web 1.0 then created seemingly unlimited access for patients seeking information. We’re now approaching the point where information seeks parents via social networks. What does this mean for pediatricians? The doctor-parent relationship is changing. ... Continue Reading about Participatory Pediatrics
Recently I received a friend request from a woman in the community where I practice. I didn’t recognize her so politely sent a message apologizing for not remembering where we had met. She promptly responded and informed me that we had never met but she had read my book. Her baby it seemed was miserable and the wait for an appointment in my clinic was too long for her ... Continue Reading about Defining the Doctor-Follower Relationship
Last week I spoke on social media at the AMA’s National Association of Medical Communicators conference in New Mexico. Loads of interest and lots of questions from physicians and communication professionals. The number one question: “How do I find time for social media?” This is a great question since social media outlets are not only growing but they’re ... Continue Reading about Are Doctors Too Busy for Social Media?