Occupation: Family physician at the Family Practice Center of Salem (Ohio)
Twitter handle: @drmikesevilla
Blog: Family Medicine Rocks
Why you should follow him: Sevilla says that doctors in the family medicine specialty have a lot to gain from being active members of the social media community. He also says that patients will drive such a movement as they become more acclimated with platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.
"[U]sing social media is very important, in my opinion, to help tell our story," Sevilla wrote in a recent blog post. "For too long, I believe that we, as a specialty, have let others define who we are. Social media has a chance to change that."
Until this year, Sevilla blogged about patients anonymously as a "release" on the "Doctor Anonymous Blog." Although the blog earned national recognition, Sevilla changed his stance this past March because his anonymity became less secure.