Social Media and Medicine
Social media and the ability to share content is changing the face of healthcare, and Orthopedic Surgery. Statistics reveal that 85 % of patients are utilizing Google to research their disease, and their physicians. Patients have started their own communities online to share their findings when they interact with the medical community.
Human beings are innately social. Health is social. 1+ Billion users on Facebook can’t all be wrong.
Patients are more knowledgeable, intelligent, and better prepared for their Orthopedic appointments. They expect and demand a far higher level of service from their health care providers.
Knee and shoulder injuries are increasing in frequency. Treatment techniques for your sports medicine needs are changing rapidly too. As Orthopedic Surgery research evolves, my approach must evolve as well. That’s at the heart of an academic approach.
I employ shared decision making and informed choice principles to educate you not only about your disease, but to determine a treatment plan that takes into account your desires, quality of life and values.
Orthopedic Surgery 2.0
Nearly 85 percent of patients now turn to the internet for information on their ailments and their physicians. But the information available is often too commercial, too basic or lacks transparency. The coming evolution in the health care industry is referred to as Health Care 2.0 — and this will usher in a value-driven healthcare model. Values are a powerful driver of human behavior; patients’ values have never before played such a role in the surgical decision process.
Experience the difference when your doctor treats you as a person and not as an MRI finding.
Aside from the information available about common Orthopedic and Sports Medicine conditions, you will also find a regularly updated Sports Medicine blog. The sports medicine blog and other educational sections will keep you abreast of the latest research about your meniscus tear, rotator cuff tear, ACL tear and other knee and shoulder related Orthopedic Surgery issues.
I’m here to treat you as a person, not as a diagnostic code.
Welcome. We’re pleased that you keep us in mind for your Orthopedic Surgery needs.
Thanks for your support
Howard Luks MD
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