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Doctor Facebook: avoiding the pitfalls of social media as a medical practitioner

by The Madeleine Brand Show

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Medical professionals are being warned about the dangers of social networking. Doctors are turning more and more to Facebook and Twitter to market their businesses. But some are overstepping the boundaries of doctor/patient confidentiality by discussing individual cases online and even offering medical advice to people they don't know.

Ryan Greyson, an assistant clinical professor of medicine and UC San Francisco who’s been looking into the ethics of social media use in medicine, joins the show.

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