Your Physician and Social Networks

Ever wished you could communicate with your doctor via your favorite social network to avoid the inconvenience of an office visit? The American College of Physicians and the Federation of State Medical Boards have now recommended that physicians "pause before posting" on blogs and microblogs like Twitter. Patient-physician relationships need to be protected by confidentiality and privacy. It is probably best to reserve digital communications with your physician to email.

PositiveTip: "Pause before posting" could be an important principle for all of us!