Wendy Sue Swanson - 11 faces to follow in healthcare social media

Who: Wendy Sue Swanson

Occupation: Pediatrician at The Everett Clinic in Mill Creek, Wash.

Twitter handle: @SeattleMamaDoc

Blog: Seattle Mama Doc Blog

Why you should follow her: Swanson is one of the biggest advocates for the use of social media to better communicate with patients. She frequently posts quick-hit videos (complete with recaps) on her blog--in addition to traditional blog posts--that offer advice regarding everyday health and wellness issues, such as how to deal with Pertussis or how to baby proof your house. Her Twitter feed also offers a quick glimpse into her world as a working mom/doctor/blogger. Swanson recently participated in the Mayo Clinic's Social Media Summit and also spoke about how social media enables her to better communicate with her patients at Cerner's annual health conference.