ProPublica's Charles Ornstein wrote about online patient reviews today: "Doctors fire back at bad Yelp reviews — and reveal patients’ information online."  I thought it would be a good idea to share how clinicians can handle criticism online.  Click on the Facebook Live video above for a replay.

You ask questions.  I answer them on Facebook Live.  Click on the videos above for a replay. I had some technical issues on this one, where the Facebook app kicked me out twice.  Hence, the two videos.  Sorry about that. Send your questions @KevinMD on Twitter with the hashtag #AskKevinMD.

You ask questions.  I answer them on Facebook Live.  Click on the video above for a replay. Send your questions @KevinMD on Twitter with the hashtag #AskKevinMD. Join my Facebook page get notified about future live chats.

You ask questions.  I answer them on Facebook Live.  Click on the video above for a replay. Send your questions @KevinMD on Twitter with the hashtag #AskKevinMD. Join my Facebook page get notified about future live chats.

You ask questions.  I answer them on Facebook Live.  Click on the video above for a replay. Send your questions @KevinMD on Twitter with the hashtag #AskKevinMD. Join my Facebook page get notified about future live chats.

You ask questions.  I answer them on Facebook Live.  Click on the video above for a replay. Send your questions @KevinMD on Twitter with the hashtag #AskKevinMD. Join my Facebook page get notified about future live chats.

Esteemed physician social media leader Bryan Vartabedian argues that all doctors are public physicians. It's really not a choice. So what's the best way to establish that public presence?  Create content online using social media, of course. Two of the best ways is to write articles on blogs and create videos on YouTube.  These pieces of social media will contribute to your digital footprint, and likely will be found if patients Google you.   If the content ...

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A continuing series on physician online reputation.  Created in partnership with the Doctors Company as part of their social media resources for physicians It's important to share the stories of health care professionals, because sometimes the media paints a negative portrayal of the medical professional. I once wrote a column in USA Today talking about chronic pain management and how both doctors and ...

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Vox's Julia Belluz wrote a nice article explaining why doctors overprescribe antibiotics.  She essentially gives two reasons: doctors unsure of the diagnosis want to be "safe," and patient demand. But there's a third reason that's an extension of demand: patient satisfaction. More patients have to take time off work to see their clinician, only to spend a few minutes in the exam room.  Those who take that inconvenience likely won't want a lecture on ...

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A continuing series on physician online reputation.  Created in partnership with the Doctors Company as part of their social media resources for physicians There are so many online platforms that doctors can get involved in today, and some may not know where to start. I want to share my approach. The first step would be going on physician rating sites and making sure your information ...

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