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Why doctors and patients shouldn't discuss medical problems on social media

Bryan Vartabedian, MD, a Baylor physician, has a great post on 33 Charts today about doctor-patient conversations on social media. His conclusion: Doctors and patients shouldn’t be discussing patient-specific issues in the social space.

That's probably not a complete shocker, but Dr. Vartabedian's discussion about why doctors and patients should keep it in the examination room, so to speak, is both interesting and accessible. In an earlier entry, he also offers some tips for practitioners about handling patient contact via social media.

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