Monthly Archives: September 2011

Social Media–Is It Worth It?

Check out this blog post I wrote for Freelance MD…..it is certainly worth taking a pause to see if and how social media can work for you: http://freelancemd.com/blog/2011/9/28/is-social-media-worth-investing-your-time-and-energy.html  

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Medicine Is Not Health

Check out this blog post I wrote for the Kevin MD social media site: http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2011/09/medicine-health.html We continue practicing medicine by writing for more medicines and this is the exact direction we should be heading away from……

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10 Ideas To Spark Health Care Change

Here is a blog post I wrote at Freelance MD about innovative ways to approach health care and medicine: http://freelancemd.com/blog/2011/9/22/10-ideas-to-spark-health-care-change.html

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Prescription Meds Are Killing Us

Here is the link to a story I saw in The Daily on my iPad: http://www.thedaily.com/page/2011/09/19/091911-news-drug-deaths-chart/ The headline says it all: Drugs pass cars, guns as cause of death – and prescriptions are to blame It is no wonder that modern … Continue reading

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The Role Of Social Media in Medicine

The latest reports about social media indicate it is the number one reason we are all using the Internet. Many sectors of our economy are embracing the use of social media tools (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.), but medicine, as usual, … Continue reading

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The Business of Hormones (or other way around) Part 1

Certainly we can relate to businesses by the way they make us feel. The great brands do this easily and quickly. There are a lot of analogies to business and mood, but I have not seen many analogies to hormones. … Continue reading

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Patient Experience

Do you know about Freelance MD? I recently discovered this great forum and now am a contributing author. This is a site for doctors who are looking to share and spread ideas about medicine that transcend the usual clinical mantra. … Continue reading

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Burnout and the Future of Medicine

Here is the link to an interesting article about new physician burnout: http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/09/07/mayo-study-finds-widespread-burnout-among-new-doctors/ No surprise here. New doctors are put into a health care system with too many bureaucratic and administrative hurdles, declining interaction with their patients and forced to … Continue reading

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Virtual Medicine

I just came across this study that showed that “virtual” visits were well embraced by both patients and physicians: http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9214883/Study_Virtual_medicine_as_effective_as_physical_doc_visits While I believe this is a step in the right direction, I think we need to keep expanding upon our … Continue reading

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