Medical Professionals: How to Manage Your Social Media Reputation

If lack of trust and respect wasn’t enough, medical professionals have a whole new challenge to face – social media. Although many hospitals have introduced basic social media policies, these guidelines target primarily patient confidentiality. At Medisave, we’ve found 5 DOs and DON’Ts for doctors to maintain and gain reputation online. Continue reading Medical Professionals: How to Manage Your Social Media Reputation

Can Doctors and Patients Regain Trust in Each Other?

John W. Finnie, MD
Becoming a respected doctor figure doesn’t mean looking grumpy. It’s all about how you act. — Mercy Health / Flickr / CC BY-NC-ND

With persistent problems plaguing the US healthcare system, it’s inevitable to miss the the numerous negative comments about doctors on the internet.

Arguments hit hard and range from concerns of putting profits above patients, to ones regarding doctors’ competence. It almost seems as though patients’ respect for doctors is gone. But is this really a sign of hatred?

A reply to MD Shirie Leng’s comment on a New York Times article makes it painfully obvious. “It’s not hatred, but fear”, this genuine comment is a real eye-opener as to where involuntary prejudice comes from. Continue reading Can Doctors and Patients Regain Trust in Each Other?

Top Websites for Learning Medical Terminology

Med Abroad
We all have the web at our finger tips. It’s time to take advantage of it.UC Irvine / Flickr / CC BY-NC-ND

What’s more disturbing — borborygmi or the pronunciation of this word?

Borborygmi is the rumbling sound in your stomach. Learning words like this is part of the fun of popular medical terminology, but what happens when you stumble upon a term without an easy-to-find definition? Continue reading Top Websites for Learning Medical Terminology