I had a Twitter exchange yesterday centered on the question of whether we should behave differently, or hold things back, as doctors using social media. It’s an interesting question when you consider that our personal and professional lives are increasingly difficult to keep separate. For the most part, my personal and professional presence are one in the ... Continue Reading about Should Doctors Live by a Different Standard?
We’re excited to have Doximity as our featured sponsor this week. The ideas below, however, are conceived, shaped and written on my own. In a world where doctor’s are feeling the squeeze from all sides, Doximity is working to create a space that makes it easy for doctors to do what they do. Having watched it evolve from the time of its launch, what’s ... Continue Reading about 12 Things About Doximity You Probably Didn’t Know
Most presentations to physicians on social media don't do the job that they should be doing. They focus on the medium rather than what the medium can bring. They focus on tools rather than the value offered by tools. The audience only sees the shiny object. Presentations that tell doctors about social media rarely motivate. Few of us care about computer ... Continue Reading about Doctors, Social Media and Shiny Objects
The following represents a rough narrative of my opening remarks at the launch of Health 2.0 Houston, January 29th, 2013 Let me be the first to welcome everyone to the launch of Health 2.0 Houston. This is a huge night for the Houston medical community and anyone concerned with the future of health care. Congratulations to Brian Lang and Laura Shapland for ... Continue Reading about Health 2.0 Houston and the Changing Face of Medicine
It's been said that you'd rather have a doctor who's thorough than brilliant. The point isn't that you don't have to be smart to doctor, it's just that when it comes to patient care, the compulsive attention to detail will get you further than genius. This lockstep approach to health maintenance marked the industrial age physician. We talked, walked, examined and ... Continue Reading about Physicians as Compulsives and Creatives
This week I read Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World by Michael Hyatt. While reading it I thought that this book should be in the hands of every doctor with a passion, project or idea. So what’s a platform? Very simply, a platform is the thing you have to stand on to get heard. It’s your stage. But unlike a stage in a theater, today’s platform is not built ... Continue Reading about Why Every Doctor Should Read Platform