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To really get a patient’s attention, say doctors, you must start from where they are.

 

> “I feel physicians are obligated to be online,” says Wendy Sue Swanson, a pediatrician at The Everett Clinic who tweets and blogs as Seattle Mama Doc. “If celebrities are going to be online, then we educated, practicing physicians had better be there, too.””I feel physicians are obligated to be online,” says Wendy Sue Swanson, a pediatrician at The Everett Clinic who tweets and blogs as Seattle Mama Doc. “If celebrities are going to be online, then we educated, practicing physicians had better be there, too.”

 

As with many new technologies, said Lantos, the Kansas City doctor, it’s not yet clear how social media tools could – or should – be used in patient care.

“As we’re using it, we’re starting to figure out what it’s good for, what it’s bad for . . . what the risks and benefits are,” he said. “We’re starting to learn some lessons, but we’re only starting to imagine what the possibilities should be.” <

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