Social Media: A Friend or Foe for Healthcare Professionals?

Social Media: A Friend or Foe for Healthcare Professionals?

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Here’s one OB-GYN’s story of how a well-intentioned post about a contraceptive device spread like wildfire and had some unexpected consequences. 

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    The use of social media has become a way of life around the world. Many use social media tools to stay in touch with friends or share life experiences. Others may use these platforms for more professional reasons, including medical education. But in the digital age where online posts have the potential to spread like wildfire, even some well-intentioned professional posts—like the one Dr. Mikaela Rush, a board-certified ob-gyn physician in Cedar Park, Texas, shared about a contraceptive device—may have some unexpected consequences. Now, Dr. Rush joins Dr. Hector Chapa to share her story and to explain why she views social media as an ally and not an adversary.

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