I thought this was an interesting! Would you ever consider "friending" your doc on Facebook?
27% ‘liked’ the idea of friending you physician on Facebook, while 73% gave it a thumbs down.
InCrowd asked 100 random US health consumers their thoughts on friending their personal physician on Facebook. Check out the comments and add your own!
Health Consumer Comments...
- Just don't want to the chance of any personal info ending up on FB for all to see! Why chance it!
- I have some health issues that I DO NOT want on Facebook.
- Not comfortable using social media in my health dialogue, emails are ok but not public things like Facebook.
- Sure, maybe I'll get a little more attention.
- I think friending your personal physician on Facebook would be beneficial for the purpose of building stronger relationship. In addition, you could also get information related to your medical situation from a good source especially if the physician likes to engage on social networks.
- Good way to get more personalized attention.
- Connecting on Facebook does not mean sharing personal data, it simply means connecting and hopefully improving communication.
- Social communications are the future & I want to be 'talking' to my health circle!
- Is my doctor even on Facebook? I can't email the office for anything (phone only) so hard to believe he is on Facebook.
- Perhaps but not sure I would want him to see everything I do.
- Wonder what insurance implications might be?
- Difficult question, will my insurance company see this? Will my doc use what he sees there against me?
- I'd be worried my insurance company or employer would see my personal health info.
- No but I would follow him on Twitter.
- I'd rather friend him on G+. I like the platform and dialogue on G+ much better than FB.
Here's the full story: http://www.incrowdnow.com/2014/01/to-friend-or-not-to-friend-your-physician-on-facebook/
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