One physician’s journey on social media

Wendy Sue Swanson, also known as Seattle Mama Doc, is a pediatrician in Seattle who recently gave a keynote at the Swedish Medical Center as part of their 2010 Health Care Symposium.

I was following it on Twitter, where it received rave reviews. The video is now up, and the accolades were truly well deserved. A gifted speaker, Dr. Swanson’s presentation should be required viewing for physicians and other health professionals considering social media. Enjoy.

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  • Philippa Kennealy MD MPH CPCC PCC

    Dr Swanson’s excellent presentation highlights yet another of the many ares in which medicine needs to catch up with the rest of the world. Whether we want to or not! The lightning speed with which information is shared globally (think Chilean miners) is putting us at a disadvantage, unless, as Dr Swanson suggest, we have trained professionals such as media-savvy physicians working to “establish the facts” and provide accurate interpretation and timely commentary. New professional occupations for physicians??

  • Robert Samuel

    Great video by Dr Swanson. I’m not a physician, but her points definitely apply to me and my niche. The benefits of social media cannot be overlooked. :-)

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