|September 2010 · Vol. 22, No. 09
Twitter 101 for ObGyns:
Pearls, pitfalls, and potential
Picture a vast social network through which you speak to its millions of members—including your peers and patients. That kind of access might support your professional and business goals.
Twitter promotes the spread of good medical information when reputable voices utilize it
Don’t dispense medical advice. Ever. If people tweet you for advice, refer them to their physician in reply
Dr. Gunter is in ObGyn practice at The Permanente Medical Group,
San Francisco Medical Center–Center for Pelvic Pain, San Francisco, Calif. She is the author of The Preemie Primer: A Complete Guide for Parents of Premature Babies—from Birth through the Toddler Years and Beyond (Da Capo Press, 2010). Dr. Gunter writes a blog at www.preemieprimer.com/blog/.
Dr. Gunter reports no financial relationships relevant to this article.