Potpourri

KevinMD media mentions, July 2011

I’d like to thank various media outlets for recently citing KevinMD.com.

Associated Press: MDs gather at AMA meeting amid reform uncertainty

“There’s a lot of anxiety about how our practice is going to change,” said Dr. Kevin Pho, a blogger and primary care doctor in Nashua, N.H.

NPR’s Shots: To Friend Or Not: The Facebook Challenge For Doctors

One doctor who does see potential is internist Kevin Pho, who practices in Nashua, New Hampshire … …

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KevinMD social media speaking, Fall 2011

social media physician speaker

I have learned and seen a tremendous amount over the years on KevinMD.com, and am happy to share my social media experiences in person.

Earlier this year, I keynoted the Texas Medical Association 2011 Winter Conference and gave the Dean’s Lecture at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

Here is my social media speaking schedule for …

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USA Today column: Do new cancer drugs deserve their flashy headlines?

My USA Today column ran in this morning’s paper: New cancer drugs often get flashy headlines.

I discuss two cancer stories, reported the same day this past June. One included highly publicized drugs used to treat metastatic melanoma. The other was much less heralded, and involved the lack of efficacy in ovarian cancer screening.

Despite the difference in coverage, however, both stories are important:

I understand that any advance …

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KevinMD posts of the week, June 26, 2011

Here are the top posts from this past week, based on the number of times they were viewed.

1. 5 strategic tools to solve our healthcare woes. The way things are going now—with the economy wheezing, doctors bailing, chronic disease rising fast, boomers sliding out of the Viagra years into the Depends years, reimbursements getting squeezed ever tighter, Medicaid sputtering on fumes, and 30 million or more new people soon …

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KevinMD posts of the week, June 19, 2011

Here are the top posts from this past week, based on the number of times they were viewed.

1. Physicians and their staff need to put on a consistent show. This past summer, I had a few parents complain to me about our staff. The parents wanted to let me know that they were treated nicely by the staff, but they had noticed things from the employees that they didn’t …

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KevinMD posts of the week, June 12, 2011

Here are the top posts from this past week, based on the number of times they were viewed.

1. A doctor’s letter to a patient with newly diagnosed cancer. Nothing in my career in medicine has prepared me for being a friend to someone with such a terrible disease.

2. 7 tips to avoid HIPAA violations in social media. There have been a couple of widely-publicized cases recently of physicians …

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USA Today op-ed: Patients need to be involved with team based care

My most recent column was published this morning in USA Today: As health reform unfolds, involve the patients.

Regular readers of KevinMD.com are up to date with Accountable Care Organizations and Patient Centered Medical Homes, both of which are crucial parts of the Affordable Care Act.

However, patient input …

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KevinMD posts of the week, June 5, 2011

Here are the top posts from this past week, based on the number of times they were viewed.

1. What happened inside the hospital during the Joplin, MO tornado. Dr. Kevin Kikta was one of two emergency physicians on duty at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin, MO on Sunday, May 22 when an EF-5 tornado struck the hospital.

2. Should doctors be addressed by their first name? Unlike …

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