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February 11, 2013

Dr. Farris Timimi on Why Physicians Should Engage in Social Media

By Farris Timimi MD, Medical Director, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network

Farris Timimi, M.D., the medical director for the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media, recently was interviewed for a feature about social media on TheHeart.org. Dr. Timimi discussed why physicians should be engaged in social media and answered some common objections. Click the image below to watch the interview:

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Should physicians be active on social media? This clinician thinks so.
What do physicians stand to gain from being active on social media? A lot, actually.
Why should doctors be engaged on social media, anyway. A Mayo Clinic physician explains:


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Great job, Dr. Timimi. I plan to share this with physicians.

Social media forums are rapidly becoming acceptable. A recent Harvard Medical School Study by Elisa Weitzman M.D. Asst Professor uses and published Population Studies using social media (de-dentified) to assess incidence of disease, and other posted items on Twitter.

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