I’d like to thank various media outlets for recently citing KevinMD.com.
ABC News: How long will you wait to see a doctor?
While coverage is expected to extend to between 31 and 35 million Americans without insurance currently, a shortage of primary care doctors may mean extended wait times to actually see a doctor — if new patients can get in at all …
… “That situation, extrapolated to the rest of the country, it has the potential to make for some very long wait times for primary care,” said Dr. Kevin Pho, an internal medicine physician in Nashua, N.H. “It’s going to significantly press our primary care system.”
Pho said he has seen patients who reside in northern Massachusetts coming over the state line to New Hampshire for their care because of the wait times.
Los Angeles Times: The doctor’s in-box
“Not all issues require face-to-face visits,” says Dr. Kevin Pho, an internal medicine physician at Nashua Medical Group in New Hampshire and author of the popular medical blog, KevinMD.com. “Face to face visits are inconvenient for the patient and expensive, and I think health insurers are starting to realize that compensating for e-visits can not only be a cost-saving measure but can also help with patient care.”
Canwest News Service, and published in the Ottawa Citizen, Winnipeg Free Press, and Calgary Herald: Weeding out bad blogs can be a real workout
New Hampshire physician Dr. Kevin Pho writes that he’s using his blog to “pull the curtain back.” He reveals the inside secrets of the medical profession with provocative commentary — some written by Pho himself and others by selected guest physicians … Readers following this blog get a rare inside view about the medical profession and its practitioners.
TuftScope Journal: A conversation with Kevin Pho, MD
Kevin Pho, MD, is a practicing primary care physician in Nashua, New Hampshire, as well as creator and author of KevinMD.com, a leading blog for healthcare commentary. KevinMD.com provides a rare physician’s perspective on current and provocative views in healthcare today.
Renal Business Today: Social media in nephrology: Hype or help?
The primary reason why doctors should be involved in social media is to help clarify and explain information that patients see and read on television or in newspapers, said Kevin Pho, a doctor of internal medicine, primary care, at Nashua Medical Group, in Nashua, N.H.
“You see new studies out all the time and patients have a lot of questions for their doctors, ‘What does this mean,’ ‘How does this apply to me?’” Pho said. “Social media is a way to express a physician’s opinion to the mainstream. More people are getting their information on the Web. … With physicians having an online presence on Facebook and blogs and Twitter, they can help clarify a lot of the misinformation that’s out there in the health world.”