Thanks for educating this old-school cardiologist about blogs. He still seems a bit closed-minded though:

Said the doc, what would I write about? Why would I want to do that? All sorts of things, said I. Information about new happenings in the field, how to cope better, a little about you and your staff. And your patients can comment back to you. Since there are lots of docs and people have a choice who they can go to this would give you a competitive advantage. People would really appreciate who you are and understand what makes you different and special . . .

I don’t want to give them that information. There’s too much on the internet already, the doc declared. Great opportunity to make sure they have correct information, I replied. But they don’t need to know all that, he proclaimed. It would only confuse them. Besides there are not too many physicians, in fact there are not enough. And I’m too busy now. I don’t need any more patients.