This is the first post in the series “A doctor’s prescription for social media.” The second post can be found here.
As an experiment, I immersed myself in social media for the past three months. I started this blog, joined Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, bought a domain name, and posted on Facebook for the first time in years. Even within this short period of time, I reaped tangible benefits: I interacted with top physicians from across the world, kept up with the medical literature, participated in discussions with patients about how how rheumatic diseases affect their lives, joined webinars about improving the patient experience, and provided educational information to physicians and patients about autoinflammatory diseases, my clinical interest. Social media has changed the way that I think about and practice medicine, and it’s only been a few months. Continue reading A doctor’s prescription for social media – Part 1