Thanks @matthewrehrl for all your support. I applied once for verification several years ago and had nearly 100,000 followers at the time. I was rejected. At this point, I had considered attempting again but I don’t want to beg. The people who I know well who have been verified have all written articles in major magazines such as Time or newspapers such as The New York Times. I believe there is a bias toward journalistic activities. Many who have published in scientific journals are NOT considered. I don’t believe the verification process is fair when evaluating the influence or importance of medical or scientific influencers. ….but clearly I am biased.