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20 family doctors to follow on Twitter


Here is Medical Economics’ completely subjective list of 20 insightful, interesting, and active family doctors on Twitter, in no particular order.

Twitter is full of physicians who use the social media site to stay up on the latest medical trends, interact with colleagues and patients, and further their own personal brands.

Likewise, the web is full of lists of the best doctors to follow on Twitter. But for those looking for a list of the top family physicians on Twitter, things have been a little more difficult.

One recent study even claimed that primary care physicians have lagged their specialist peers in Twitter adoption, a sentiment the following physicians aren't likely to share.

Below is Medical Economics’ completely subjective list of 20 insightful, interesting and active family doctors on Twitter, in no particular order. Who did we miss? Add your suggestions in the comments or Tweet us at @MedEconomics.

Mike Sevilla: @DrMikeSevilla A former Medical Economicscover boy, Sevilla is a social media veteran who blogs at Family Medicine Rocks.

Jay W. Lee: @FamilyDocWonk A Long Beach, Calif., physician, Lee is a copious user of the #FMRevolution hashtag.

Anne Montgomery: @AnneMont Montgomery is president of the Washington Association of Family Physicians and apparently a big fan of Gonzaga's men's basketball team.

Mark Ryan: @RichmondDoc Ryan has amassed 4,000-plus Twitter followers, and maintains a blog on practicing in an underserved community.

Jeffrey Cain: @AAFPprez Cain is a Colorado physician who recently became president of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

Peter Beck Kim: @DocCottle Kim is a California physician who maintains a blog called "Medical Records Show."

Reid Blackwelder: @BlackwelderMD A Tennessee physician and the AAFP's president-elect, Blackwelder possesses what's by far the best beard of anyone on this list.

Kenny Lin: KennyLinAFP Lin is a Washington, D.C.-area physician, blogger, and editor of the American Family Physician journal.

Kevin Bernstein: @BernieMD31 Bernstein is a lieutenant in the Navy and blogs at Future of Family Medicine.

Conrad Flick: @CLflickMD A North Carolina physician, Flick is like many others on this list - involved with the AAFP and an #FMRevolution enthusiast.

Jen Brull: @MrsBrull Practicing in Kansas, Brull sometimes provides a rural perspective on the practice of family medicine.

Glen Stream: @GrStream A former AAFP president and self-described health IT geek, Stream now tweets from a personally branded account.

Troy Fiesinger: @TroyTXfamilyDoc Fiesinger enjoys sharing health policy news on Twitter, and blogs at Texas Family Doc.

Ajoy Kumar: @FloridaFamilyMD Kumar is a frequent retweeter of health news, but doesn't appear to have an affinity for any particular hashtags.

Viviana Martinez-Bianchi: @VivianbMD Martinez-Bianchi is the associate program director of Duke University's family medicine residency program, and has an interest in population health.

Julie Wood: @JuliekWoodMD Wood is a former president of the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians who occasionally tweets about health policy.

Pat Jonas: @ApJonas A Dayton, Ohio-area physician, Jonas is a former member of the military who calls himself an advocate of the "human-centered health home." He blogs at Dr. Synonymous.

Davis Liu: @DavisLiuMDLiu is a prolific tweeter who had lots to say about gun control in the wake of the Sandy Hill Elementary School tragedy.

Kathy Nieder: @DocNieder Neider is a Louisville doctor who professes an interest in mobile health and social media. She blogs at Family Practice 2.0.

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