Category Archives: Social Media

“Get Dirty” at the ACR Annual Meeting

This post is based on my presentation for the Fellows-In-Training Educational Session.

With hundreds of scientific sessions covering virtually every topic in rheumatology, you might think that these sessions are the most important part of attending the ACR Annual Meeting. You would be wrong. Most sessions are available online for you to watch at home, at your own pace, in your pajamas. Continue reading “Get Dirty” at the ACR Annual Meeting

Video: Doctors who skip social media risk alienating their patients: myth or reality?

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I was honored to be invited to appear on an episode of Stanford’s Medicine X Live titled “Doctors who skip social media risk alienating their patients: myth or reality?”

Take a look at the video, and let me know what you think!

If you’re interested in the subject, also take a look at my series:
“A doctor’s prescription for social media,” Part one and part two.

A Doctor’s Prescription for Social Media – Part 2

This is the second post in the series “A doctor’s prescription for social media.”  The first post can be found here.

As an experiment,  I immersed myself in social media for the past three months.   Within this short period of time, I reaped tangible benefits.  In addition, social media has changed the way that I think about and practice medicine. Continue reading A Doctor’s Prescription for Social Media – Part 2

A doctor’s prescription for social media – Part 1

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 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