Letter to the Editor  |   May 2013
Response from Dr. Ting
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  • Paul H. Ting, M.D.
    Charlottesville, Virginia
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Letter to the Editor
Letter to the Editor   |   May 2013
Response from Dr. Ting
ASA Monitor 05 2013, Vol.77, 73.
ASA Monitor 05 2013, Vol.77, 73.
I agree that we, as doctors, should be responsible and think about what we are communicating and realize that things we make public are indeed public. This is true about everything we do and not just about social media. We should not be discussing specifics about our patients in any public manner, whether a conversation in the elevator or a conversation on social media.
I appreciate the comments from Drs. De and Gibb, which remind us of these principles. However, I find most practitioners err on the side of too much caution when it comes to social media and end up avoiding it altogether, rather than not enough.
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