Your Health Matters
Her weekly medical segment series for Georgia Public Broadcasting (PBS affiliate), Your Health Matters with Sandra Fryhofer MD, made its debut in February 2013. The series includes weekly on air segments as well as a weekly Ask Dr. Sandy podcast video series which lets viewers submit health related questions. She also has Medicine Matters videoblog series and Staying Well prevention column on WebMD’s Medscape.
Take a look at some of the segments on Dr. Sandy’s You Tube Channel.
Prevention column is available for free on WebMD’s Medscape.
Staying Well with Sandra Fryhofer MD is a regular column for WebMD’s Medscape focusing on prevention. Medscape requires you to sign up to get access to the column, and signup is free. Once you log into Medscape, you can find her column in the Internal Medicine section.
Video blog series is available for free on WebMD’s Medscape.
Medicine Matters videoblog series is featured on WebMD’s Medscape. Medscape requires you to sign up to get access to the videos, and signup is free. Once you log into Medscape, you can find her Medicine Matters videos in the Internal Medicine section.
Social Media Policy: Why Doctors Can’t Friend Patients on Facebook
A new policy report from ACP- the American College of Physicians- and the Federation of State Medical Boards advises doctors not to “friend” patients on Facebook. The policy paper, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, was unveiled at Internal Medicine 2013- ACP’s annual meeting.
These professional organizations say “friending” patients blurs personal/professional boundaries. They stress the importance of separating professional from personal in your on-line presence. Professional profiles are acceptable. Doctors’ pages on sites such as Facebook and Twitter should have strict privacy settings to limit patient access, unless dedicated strictly as a professional page or community outreach tool.
They also recommend against short messaging services, text messaging and instant messaging, even for established patients. This technology can present unintended expectations of immediate access (and answers). Because text messages are usually short and often abbreviation-filled, they also increase the odds the message could be misconstrued. E-mail is the best option if doctors and patients must communicate electronically; it creates an automatic record.