Last week I wrote about why doctors don’t use LinkedIn. While the post intended to break down why doctors weren’t inclined to use LinkedIn, I never meant to suggest that it can’t be helpful for practicing physicians. Enough people messaged me and commented (here and on Better Health) that I feel I should address the issues of doctors and LinkedIn with a broader ... Continue Reading about Why Doctors Should Use LinkedIn
For the most comprehensive overview of what doctors can do with LinkedIn, check out the LinkedIn Physician Guide over on The Public Physician. Where are the doctors on LinkedIn? If you spend any time there you’ll find that we’re few and far between. Sure there are the entrepreneurs, the physician executives and the social wonks, but not many practicing ... Continue Reading about Why Physicians Don’t Use LinkedIn
I regularly talk to my patients/parents about social health. What parents do, what they think and how they socially experience their child’s problems has become an interest of mine. I can hear it now: “Of course patients won’t discuss their social health activities with you, you’re a doctor.” Perhaps, but I don’t think so. Actually, I’ve had some very interesting ... Continue Reading about Is There a Social Health Bubble?
If you told me last year that web-base psychotherapy would gain traction I wouldn’t have believed you. That was before I met Mark Goldenson, CEO of Breakthrough, a silicon valley based web startup that matches patient and therapist through a secure online portal. Breakthrough clients can review a therapist’s qualifications and fees, view sample video, and initiate ... Continue Reading about Breakthrough and Telehealth’s Tipping Point
To start, this is how I came to see the power of the blog: In 2006 when writing Colic Solved I read somewhere that every author needed a blog. Blogs, I was told, were particularly important for authors who weren’t famous. I wasn’t famous. So I ran to the bookstore and bought Robert Scoble and Shel Israel’s Naked Conversations, the essential book for understanding ... Continue Reading about Learning the Power of the Blog
I see it from time to time. The doctor with a voice who’s uncomfortable with transparency. They post and comment under the cozy blanket of putative anonymity. But it’s bad policy. Here’s why doctors need to be outed in social media: Anonymity is a fantasy.It’s remarkably difficult to achieve.With small thoughts you can hide – in fact, no one cares who you are.If you ... Continue Reading about Doctors in Social Media Shouldn’t Be Anonymous