Social Media Tips for Physicians

Dr. Mike Sevilla, a family physician and early social media adopter, talks about the do's and don'ts of social media for family physicians, encouraging them to get involved while being cautious.

Dr. Sevilla has an active blog; he tweets (@DrMikeSevilla); he podcasts; and he posts videos online. The driving force behind it all is his belief that family physicians should take advantage of social media to share their story and their message with patients, their community, and their legislators. Their participation in social media can also help correct health misinformation on the Internet.

Not all physicians need to do as much as he does on social media, but he encouraged them to consider getting involved.

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