How the NHS, the Internet, and a local newspaper reunited my family

I would like to tell you all a story. It is very sad in parts but if you stick with it to the end I think it will be worth it. I want to tell you this story because if it were not for you, yes you reader, this story would be much sadder. Over […]

Googling a patient is a bit like stalking them

The New York Times has a recent piece on the practice of doctors Googling their patients. The author, Dr. Warraich, intimates that essentially all doctors have done it at some time. He also writes: I am tempted to prescribe that physicians should never look online for information about their patients, though I think the practice […]

Doctors, Twitter, the AMA, and professionalism

The American Medical Association (AMA) appears to have appointed itself as Ministry of Morality in response to the ever growing numbers of physicians embracing social media. You may recall (you may not, but that’s why I’m here, to help you remember this kind of trivia) a recent letter in JAMA indicating that, “3% of physician […]