Mike Sevilla - 11 faces to follow in healthcare social media

Who: Mike Sevilla

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.

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