Tag Archives: Facebook


Becoming Dok Bru

I haven’t written a post here for a few weeks. I was busy writing posts at https://www.facebook.com/EndocrineWitch and http://www.dokbru.endocrine-witch.net/. Yes, I was busy becoming Dok Bru. Bru is short of course for Bruha or witch. 🙂

It was raining cats and dogs in Manila last July 8 so I decided to stay home. At #Doctors20 I had announced that I might revive my Facebook page after a long pause as internet.org now provides free access via one major Philippine telco. Continue reading


How are clinicians using social media to get messages across?

It’s been awhile. Busy with … everything! So we’re back to answering a question from the 26 questions of Doctors 2.0 by Denise Silber.

I picked this question because I’ve grappled with this for some time now.

In the beginning it was about drawing the line for communicating with patients on Facebook. In 2010, I wrote about whether doctors and patients can become friends on Facebook. I decided I wouldn’t. I wrote another post on what doctors should do when a patient makes a friend request. Continue reading