23 Top Physicians to Follow on Twitter
Whether you are just getting started along the digital healthcare marketing path, or are already a tried-and-true Twitter user, it’s always good to keep abreast of what others in your industry are tweeting about. Therefore, we compiled a list of 25 doctors (all MDs) worth following.
Via twitter.com/DrOz @DrOz
- Dr. Oz. / @Dr.Oz – – We know, we know, he’s oh-so-trendy. But that means there’s a good chance your patients are getting their information from him.
- Kent Holtorof / @HotorfMed – – Thyroid and hormone imbalance issues are his specialty, and a hot topic for middle-aged patients.
- Kevin Pho / @kevinmd – – He’s a pro at using social media with more than 80,000 followers.
- Mark Ryan / @RichmondDoc – – Dr. Ryan focuses on serving underprivileged communities.
- Mike Sevilla / @drmikesevilla – – Get a behind the scenes perspective on life as a family physician.
- Val Jones / @drval – – Good thing she went into medicine or she might have given us a run for our digital healthcare marketing money. Dr. Val is a serial blogger, and has headed up the medical blogging network Better Health, which is worth a read.
- Jeffrey Cain / @aafpprez – – He just became the president of the American Academy of Family Physicians so listen up!
- John La Puma / @johnlapuma – – Dr. La Puma is a physician and a chef, so his philosophy is all about the ancient idea of letting your food be your medicine.
- Bertalan Meskó / @Berci – – Tweeting from Hungary, this doctor loves the intersection of medicine and technology, providing an interesting twist.
- Kenny Lin / @kennylinafp – – He is the editor of the American Family Physician Journal.
- Mary L Brandt / @drmlb – – She is a pediatric physician but blogs about everything from children’s health, tasty, healthy recipes, and tips for general well-being.
- Dr. Joe / @drjoesDIYhealth – – Dr. Joe’s Tweets come to us via the land down under. Intermingled with his tweets about general health tips, Dr. Joe includes inspiring quotes and quips.
- Kevin Bernstein / @BernieMD31 – – In addition to being a family doctor, he is also a lieutenant in the Navy and writes his own blog, Future of Family Medicine.
- Ves Dimov / @DrVes – – He loves to stock his Twitter feeds full of links to helpful, healthful, information. By day, he is the Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Chicago.
- Glen Stream / @grstream – – This guy loves all things IT related and is a former AAFP president. Some people get to have it all.
- Tim Sturgill / @symtym – – He provides an interesting insight on disaster and emergency healthcare. Dr. Strugill also has a deep interest in the legal and ethical responsibilities for using social media for healthcare marketing.
- Mark Browne / @consultdoc – – This doctor is now a physician’s consultant, and works to bridge the gap between healthcare, business, and finance. He is a good resource for smart healthcare business tips.
- Troy Fiesinger / @TroyTxFamilyDoc – – Dr. Fiesinger tweets about healthcare policy and reform news, and also maintains his own blog, Texas Family Doc.
- Jay Parkinson / @jayparkinson – – In addition to keeping a regular feed going, Dr. Parkinson started a secure social network called Hello Health, an EMR that allows doctors and patients to keep an open stream of communication via the office and online.
- Kathy Nieder / @docnieder. Based in Louisville, Kentucky, Doc Nieder is interested in how mobile health can create a more affordable and accessible healthcare paradigm for the larger population.
- Richard Besser / @DrRichardBesser – – Since Dr. Besser tweets for ABC News, his feed has a decent following. The tweets are interesting and he often interacts with his followers.
- Marty Makary / @DrMartyMD – – He tweets on a range of topics from Alzheimer’s research to health eating.
- Your Doctor / @? – Don’t forget to check up on what your doctor is tweeting!