I’ve two sons. The younger one wants to be an entomologist, while the eldest is still deciding on a career. I’d be perfectly happy if none of them chose to be a physician like myself. IRead More…
So yesterday was Friday the 13th and my 15th wedding anniversary. I’d seen someone do anniversary tweets before (cannot remember still who it was, so if you do please leave a comment). I thought this was a good idea to surprise my husband. Only problem was he’s not on Twitter so I had to post a summary on Facebook. I wasn’t sure how it would go down, as it was PDA (Public Display of Affection). But I think he’s enjoying the attention.
I gave a presentation on blended learning last year where I showed this video. It’s a TedX talk by Katie Martin, “Teachers Create What They Experience.”
This was my nth presentation on this topic so most of my slides came from previous slide decks. But it was the first time I, a self-proclaimed social media evangelist, began on a somber note – Continue reading
It’s my turn to moderate the #HealthXPH tweet chat tonight. The topic I had in mind was telemedicine and the webside manner which Remo suggested when I shared Doctors work on webside manner as telemedicine becomes more popular from fortune.com on my Facebook wall.
On PsychCentral.com, Dr. Rick Nauert writes in this post entitled Money Changes Physician-Patient Relationship –
“We have forgotten that aspect of professional folk wisdom,” Hall said. “Doctors need to make their treatment recommendations in the context of what patients can and can’t afford, with the understanding that some patients can’t afford what they might recommend.”
From my notes watching Bill Cope’s video this week. Continue reading
Week 3 update for eLearning Ecologies: Innovative Approaches to Teaching and Learning for the Digital Age. Continue reading
The subtitle of this post should be Why I Ask My Students to Make A Concept Map, Mind Map and Infographic. This post is also my assignment for a course I am taking on Coursera, eLearning Ecologies: Innovative Approaches to Teaching and Learning for the Digital Age. Continue reading
The #DigitalScholar course of Reda Sadki introduced me to Bill Copes and Mary Kalantzis. The Copes & Kalantzis MOOC on Coursera elearning Ecologies was running then at the same time but I had my hands full with #DigitalScholar so I wasn’t able to concentrate on the MOOC. So I’m trying this MOOC now.
As an endocrinologist, care coordination is something I struggle with in my clinic. There being only 200 or so endocrinologists in the Philippines, I often see patients from places where there are no endocrinologists. They travel great distances to see me. As you can imagine, persons with diabetes will need care from others such as an ophthalmologist, cardiologist, nutritionist, dentist etc. These healthcare professionals may or may not be available where the patients live. If they are not available where they are, I have to choose who to refer to in the faculty medical arts building (attached to a medical school and a university hospital) where I hold clinic and ask my secretary to schedule an appointment for them. While all medical specialties are housed under one roof, scheduling can be hit or miss. Sometimes, the patient can be seen that same day before they travel back home and sometimes not. Tracking whether the patient has indeed been seen is another problem. I can find out months later when the patient comes to her appointment with me that she was not seen for example by an ophthalmologist despite my referral.
I love it when young people ask me to speak at conferences. Being around young people inspires me. Most of them see social media as their default way of communicating with the world. They are often surprised that they can use social media in “more serious” ways, as someone told me after my talk. Continue reading
This picture has circulated in my Facebook feed since last month. It didn’t feel right but I decided not to say anything as I saw some colleagues sharing it. I was wary of offending someone. However, there was one post in particular recently where I simply could not in good conscience keep quiet. And I said –
I am a physician and I find this picture offensive.
So what happened? The person who posted the picture deleted my reply! That’s what made me decide to write this blog post. Continue reading
I promised Stacey (@coffeemommy) on Twitter that I’d write a blog post on #IWishMyPatient. It’s part of an initiative to foster context, understanding and empathy between doctors and patients (#IWishMyDoc). Continue reading
One week ago today, I signed the #HealthXPh manifesto on social media and medical professionalism at the healthcare and social media summit held in Cebu. Continue reading
I was scanning my Twitter feed a few weeks back when a tweet by Joseph Babian (@JoeBabian) caught my eye. It was a link to Dr. Leana Wen’s (@DrLeanaWen) post, “When Patients Read What Their Doctors Write.” In our Twitter conversation, I told Joe that I have one clinic that still had paper charts. Continue reading