6 reasons physicians need to be on social media

Live tweeting, ukulele playing and numerous discussions swirling around social media and healthcare were to had throughout the Connecting Healthcare + Social Media Conference this past week in New York. During the latter half of the day Thursday, Mike Sevilla, M.D., family physician and blogger at Family Medicine Rocks, took the stage to present not only his own social media story, but to convince other physicians why they, too, need to be on social media.  “I’m in a group of four family docs and a practitioner, and yes, I do social media,” said Sevilla. “What do I write about, and what’s my point? What I wanted to do was bring the reader into the exam room with me … I wanted to let the reader know how difficult it is to take care of patients in this broken healthcare system. It wasn’t the blogging – it was the interaction … eventually, it will be patients who drive physicians and providers to use social media… Read more

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