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9 Doctor Social Networking Sites Every Physician Should Know About

9 Doctor Social Networking Sites Every Physician Should Know About | Buzz e-sante | Scoop.it

You’re probably already on the major social networks — Facebook, LinkedIn, maybe even Twitter. But if you’re not on physician-oriented social networking sites, you’re missing out.

Doctor social networking sites offer connection, crowd-sourcing, education, and even some fun.

Here are the 9 social networking sites you need to be on, in order of importance. Plus I added a few niche sites for fun.

General connection sites

These are the real must-haves. These sites boast an impressive number of physician users, and offer doctors more than enough utility to justify signing up and playing around.

1. Sermo

Users: 550k+

Target demographic: “Verified and credentialized” physicians worldwide, including physicians from the US, UK, Australia, Canada, Ireland, Mexico, South Africa, Spain, Italy, Argentina, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, New Zealand, France, Finland, Colombia, Venezuela, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Peru, and Israel. More countries coming soon.

Sermo is the biggest, most successful social network for doctors. It’s geared toward connecting doctors who don’t know each other so you can collaborate. They call it a “virtual doctors’ lounge.”

The goal is medical crowd-sourcing, like a Quora for doctors. You can ask real-life medical questions and get real-life answers from hundreds of your peers. One way that Sermo is better than Quora is that it’s physician-only, and you can ask questions anonymously.

2. Doximity

Users: 500k+

Target demographic: U.S. healthcare professionals

Doximity is a newer kid on the block. The website is better designed than Sermo and it’s almost as popular. Functionally, it’s like Facebook and LinkedIn had a baby and it grew up to be a doctor.

Doximity is aimed at connecting you to doctors you already know — colleagues, classmates, and co-residents. The company claims on their website that 60% of U.S. physicians are on Doximity, and quotes Fortune saying they have more member physicians than the American Medical Association. Of course the “Find your profile” call-to-action on the site indicates that some of those physicians have profiles despite not signing up yet.

The LinkedIn functionality comes from data on compensation trends in your specialty and geographic area, a job board, and tools to earn and track your CME credits. It facilitates earning Category 1 credits by reading medical journals, and offers free faxing from your mobile phone.

3. QuantiaMD

Users: 200k

Target demographic: US physicians

Less a social network, and more a learning and collaboration platform, QuantiaMD is like a Lynda.com for doctors. It helps physicians stay ahead by interacting with and learning from experts and peers, on computers, tablets and phones.

Specific utility sites

These are the sites you should join if you need the specific utility they offer.

4. Figure1

Users: 500k+

Target demographic: Healthcare professionals and students in more than 100 countries

Need feedback from other doctors on what you’re seeing? With Figure1, you can share images of patient ailments to get other physicians’ opinions, and access others’ images to educate yourself on rare illnesses.

Scrolling through the images can help you recognize rare conditions in your patients. And if you live in an isolated locale, Figure1 can be a great source of connection to other physicians.

Figure1 protects patient privacy by removing identifying information from the images such as faces and tattoos automatically, as well as having humans review every image before it appears on the app.

Google+ Communities5. Digital Healthcare: Social Media and Online Tools

1387 members

This Google Plus Community connects healthcare professionals, patients, and other stakeholders.

6. Healthcare & Medical Software Information

4486 members

Find information about software designed and developed for the medical industryin this Google Plus Community.

7. Medical Doctors Medicos Clinical Medicine n Health

7053 members

A good Google Plus Community for international physicians.

8. Medical Doctor

3299 members

A Google Plus Community for medical memes.

9. Medical Apps

5042 members

Discuss mobile medical applications that complement medical training in this Google Plus Community.

Niche sites11. Orthomind 

Orthomind is a global network created specifically for the orthopaedic surgeon in mind. Only orthopaedic surgeons can join this network, specializing in improving patient care.

12. Student Doctors Network 

Founded in 1999 by medical students and residents, the Student Doctor Network is a non-profit educational website with a single mission: help students become doctors… from high-school to practice.

13. MomMD 

MomMD is primarily a forum and job board for female physicians. Like Doximity, you can compare salary data. Like Sermo, you can ask questions of other doctors.

Conclusion

So those are the doctor social networking sites you need to check out. Did I miss any good ones? What are the Facebook groups doctors should join? Let me know in the comments!


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It’s no secret that social media has now consumed most of our lives. It’s everywhere and there’s really no avoiding it. Don’t get me wrong, social media is a powerful tool and when used appropriately a lot of good things can come out of it. For instance, as a medical student who moved from New York to Los Angeles, it helps me stay connected to my loved ones back home.

However, social media has now expanded beyond the realm of liking photos from your best friend’s wedding. It has been incorporated into a variety of business models. It’s no surprise to me that you can now buy a product by clicking on an Instagram post, or pinning a pin on Pinterest.


Aside from retail, social media has now made headway in the field of medicine. Oftentimes, I scroll through my Instagram feed and see quick 30 to 60 second clips of physicians performing cosmetic procedures on patients (of course, with consent). Physicians also have a growing presence on television as well. Flip through your TV channels or your Netflix guide and see how many new shows and reality series you find documenting the lives of doctors and their practices. Truthfully, I don’t think that this is necessarily a bad thing. I personally love binge-watching episodes of physician-centered reality shows when I have the time, or watching quick Instagram clips of filler injections, “surgery-free” rhinoplasties, Botox injections, and other cosmetic procedures.


With that being said, I can’t help but feel like a lot of the medical messages in social media have been for self-gain. One of my favorite doctors that I like to see on Instagram recently started a new page where she started to post advice. I was glad to see her using her “instafame” to draw attention to more than her practice and the procedures that she offered.

However, within a few weeks, the following on her new page grew and what I thought was going to be an educational page became a platform for her new cosmetic products that she was launching. When I scroll through the feeds of some of the more “popular” physicians, I mostly see advertisements for their practices and products that they sell.

Let me be clear, I am 100 percent in support of entrepreneurship and expanding your network. And I do realize that there are physicians in the media spreading knowledge and vital information, but these days it seems like those posts are few and far between.

Like I said before, social media has revolutionized the way we live our lives and the way we teach, communicate, learn, and conduct business. However, I think that we need to do more to revolutionize the way that we use social media in medicine. If we get creative, I think we can use social media for more than promoting ourselves, and instead, use it to educate patients and to reach those who we would have a harder time reaching otherwise.

Honestly, I’m not sure how one would embark on a task like this, but I think it’s an important discussion to have. If you’d like to brainstorm with me, you can catch me during my breaks between shelf studying and watching episodes of the latest medical reality show.


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When it comes to online marketing, we hear one question from physicians and practice managers again and again: “How do I improve my web presence?” It’s a great question, as McKinsey reports that SMEs with a strong presence online typically experience growth twice as quickly as those without. But before you can actually increase your web presence, you need to define what “web presence” actually means — a task not quite as simple as it may sound.

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According to Google, 77% of patients use search before booking an appointment. When a health-related search is made — “local ear doctor,” for instance — your practice needs to be at the top of the list to gain maximal exposure. The easiest way to improve your search engine visibility is with paid search, also known as pay-per-click (PPC) advertising, which uses Google AdWords campaigns to target prospective patient groups by search queries, keywords, location, and a number of other variables. 

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Social media is also playing an increasingly important role in your healthcare’s web presence and online visibility: according to PwC, 61% of consumers and 90% of 18-24 year-olds trust social media information posted by healthcare providers. Indeed, 74% rely on it for purchasing decisions. Facebook advertising is generally the most cost-effective way to reach those potential patients, as its targeting abilities far surpass those of any other social channel (especially for mobile users). For medical marketers, rolling out a variety of Facebook ads is easy, and its analytics suite makes it simple to continually optimize messaging.

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At the same time, you need to ensure that each of your listings displays accurate and up-to-date information, especially when it comes to names, addresses, and phone numbers. This includes the usual places — on your website, social media accounts, and paid search messaging — but don’t forget to update online and local directories as well, such as Google My Business API, Yelp, Yahoo Local, and Angie’s List. It never hurts to encourage satisfied patients to leave positive reviews, as long as you’re not actively soliciting them. You can also remove negative Yelp reviews if they violate terms of service or inaccurately depict your services.

This is important, because not only do patients frequently peruse such sites when seeking care — 88% of consumers trust reviews as much as personal recommendations — but Google indexes these sites such that more highly-rated practices receive more favorable search rankings. If incorrect information is tainting your practice’s online reputation, you may simply not appear in patient’s searches.

Growing a medical practice’s web presence is an ever-evolving process, and your methods should keep pace with changing online best practices. However, the goal should always be to first identify where your presence would have the biggest impact online, and then test and optimize your content strategy for that audience segment. Web presence will likely mean something slightly different for every practice, but success means capitalizing on those differences to differentiate yourself from the competition.


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