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The Benefits and Challenges of Social Media for Docs
Patients are more empowered than ever to access health information through social media. How can physicians benefit from this brave new landscape?
When No One Else Sees the Patient’s Problem
This doctor’s patient has all but lost her short-term memory. Unfortunately, the doctor seems to be the only one who sees it.
A Guide to Being an Ethical Digital Doc
If you ask physicians the most intimidating part of their practice, many of them would state the challenge of online communication with patients.
The Privilege of Being a Primary-Care Physician
Being a primary-care doctor often means “minding the gap” for patients and serving as therapeutic reassurance for patients unsure of specialists’ plan of care.
Eleven Things to Never Say to Patients
Physician-patient interactions can be rife with emotion. Here are phrases physicians should take care to avoid during these situations.
When Can Medical Documents be Disclosed in Court?
A recent ruling in Texas is important for physicians to know, because it shows that laws regarding disclosure can have exemptions.
The Temptation to Express Frustration with Patients
Physicians hold a sacred trust to guard their patients' secrets, dignity, and lives. Succumbing to the temptation to vent frustrations is never right.
Top 5 Reasons Physicians Give for Avoiding Social Media
Physician and social media expert Russell Faust describes the top obstacles preventing doctors from utilizing social media as a tool for their medical practice.
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