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 for physicians to monitor their online presence because more patients than ever are researching their doctors on the web, and negative news stories or negative patient reviews can be a part of your online presence and you want ...

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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 Once you establish online reputation, you have to protect it. I was once reading a newspaper article where an emergency physician in Rhode Island decided it was a good idea to post interesting cases that she had seen ...

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Thank you for your feedback regarding Healthcare Not Fair's latest video, "Ms. Fatty." First off, I encourage a diversity of opinions on KevinMD, and please note that I don't necessarily endorse all the content that I post. Now, regarding the video.  The sentiment presented is shared, unfortunately, by a number a physicians, and the satire was posted to ignite discussion regarding how some doctors perceive obese patients in the exam room.  To that extent, posting the video ...

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On July 7th, 2015, I cross-posted an article from "Hope Amantine," a pseudoanonymous surgeon who previously blogged at Simple Country Surgeon: "A lesson in the OR that prepared this doctor to be a surgeon." On July 8th, 2015, 11 a.m. Eastern, I was notified by an editor at MedPage Today about the controversy questioning the truthfulness of the story. I then reached out to "Hope," asking whether her story was fictional or not. I ...

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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 Physicians can use online rating sites to establish your online reputation by asking more patients to rate them online. Don't just cherry pick or pressure patients into giving you good ratings. Ask all your patients to do so, in a ...

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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 two ways that physicians can establish their online reputation. The first way is to use existing physician rating sites. What physician rating sites will do is create a profile page of every single doctor in the United States. This ...

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A continuing series on physician online reputation.   For more KevinMD minutes, please visit my YouTube channel. I want to talk about a tool that I think is essential for any physician who uses social media. It's called Hootsuite. I use Hootsuite in three ways. First to monitor conversations on Twitter. You could assign streams to any topics imaginable. For me I have a topic ...

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A continuing series on physician online reputation.   For more KevinMD minutes, please visit my YouTube channel. Did you know that criticism on physician rating sites can help improve your practice? When patients leave comments on these rating sites, sometimes it's the only way they have a voice. When patients leave my exam room I don't know what they thought about me, the nurses, the medical ...

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A continuing series on physician online reputation.   For more KevinMD minutes, please visit my YouTube channel. Here is one question I get a lot: "How often should doctors blog?" Well, it could be once a week, once a month, once every two weeks; there is no set number. But it should be a number that you have to stick with for at least six months. Too often, I hear doctors ...

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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 Let's talk about three ways that physicians can use social media today. The first way is to filter information. More patients than ever are going online to research their diagnosis and treatment options but sometimes the information that they're reading online ...

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