Here are the top posts from this past week, based on the number of times they were viewed. 1. How Jenny McCarthy became a medical thought leader. The mere mention of Jenny McCarthy gets an immediate eye roll from many physicians. The closer their practice is to autism or immunology, the more likely the eye roll turns into a lecture on why Ms. Playboy should focus on what she knows. 2. ...

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Here are the top posts from this past week, based on the number of times they were viewed. 1. How social media impacted a medical student’s career. After learning about the far-reaching effects of social media, I have decided to make these tools a part of my future career. 2. 10 ways to make a difference in the lives of your patients. Most of us who write about health believe ...

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Here are the top posts from this past week, based on the number of times they were viewed. 1. Health insurers have come up with the idea of the century. I have come up with the idea of the century. My idea will make your company the richest in the world while attracting millions of new patrons to your credit and debit card services. 2. 10 tips from 10 years ...

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Here are the top posts from this past week, based on the number of times they were viewed. 1. Our country fails to view physicians as humans. When we demoralize these physicians, we show no respect for their hard work, for their lives being given up to take care of sometimes fifty to sixty strangers a day, then we give up on the survival of humanity. 2. The entire ...

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Here are the top posts from this past week, based on the number of times they were viewed. 1. What this doctor learned when he was a patient. I would have to advise that you hit the road when paired with doctors incapable of communicating—especially if your doctor will need to manage your problem longer than a 2 hour surgery. 2. Think about mindfulness when seeing a new patient. I ...

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I’d like to thank various media outlets for recently citing KevinMD.com. US News and World Report, How to Find the Right Doctor: "'You can tell how transparent a doctor is based on how friendly his site is,' says internist Kevin Pho of Nashua, N.H., a popular medical blogger. 'What kind of communicator does he appear to be? Does it seem like he's available via E-mail?'" Health Data Management, Top Social Media Voices ...

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Here are the top posts from this past week, based on the number of times they were viewed. 1. Why the debt ceiling deal is a horrific outcome for physicians. If you’re a physician or hospital that relies on Medicare payments, grim times are ahead. 2. Why this pediatrician hates bouncy houses. I hate the bouncy houses. I mean, I really hate them; I get a sick, nervous stomach when ...

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I'm honored to be speaking at Plain Talk in Complex Times, on Friday, September 23rd, 2011, in Arlington, VA. Presented by The Center for Health Literacy, in collaboration with the American Public Health Association, this conference will build skills for communicating about health -- in person, on the Web, and in print. My talk, "Healthcare in the age of social ...

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Here are the top posts from this past week, based on the number of times they were viewed. 1. Why healthcare is a responsibility, not a right. There is no “right” answer to the healthcare reform issue. There are facts, opinions, myths, politics and reality, all in no particular order of magnitude. 2. Why receptionists are integral to the health care team. Health care is a team sport, and one ...

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I'm honored to be the keynote speaker for PAINWeek on Wednesday, September 7th, 2011 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. PAINWeek is the nation’s largest pain conference for frontline clinicians with an interest in pain management. Over 1500 physicians, nursing professionals, physician assistants, dentists, pharmacists, and psychologists are attending this year. My keynote, Medicine in the age of social media, will ...

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