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Howard J. Luks, MD

A Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon in Hawthorne, NY. Dr Luks specializes in the treatment of the shoulder, knee, elbow, and ankle. He has a very "social" patient centric approach and believes that the more you understand about your issue, the more informed your decisions will be. Ultimately your treatments and his recommendations will be based on proper communications, proper understanding, and shared decision-making principles --- all geared to improve your quality of life. Please read our Disclaimer

8 comments on “A Patient’s Perspective: Healthcare and Social Media

  1. Terrific guest post you’ve provided us with here, Dr. Luks. 🙂

    Great example of social media connecting a patient with the right medical professional for them.

    Cheers as always,

    Jason Boies
    Radian6

  2. As this post makes clear, patients are evermore empowered by social media and it is up to the medical community to surf out to reach them. Bravo to Dr. Luks to take the best from the old school practice of medicine with its newer technological capabilities to deliver exceptional patient care. Kudos too, to patient L.D. who trekked across the country to seek out the best that the field has to offer.

  3. Cool post. Its amazing to see how Dr. luks is kind enogh to provide his patient with educative information. This even builds more trust between him and his patients.

    Erick Kinuthia
    Team MDwebpro

  4. Thanks for this post. Down here in Australia distance can be a real challenge for many people needing to interact with a medical professional. It’s encouraging to see stories such as this becoming more and more frequent and I think we are well on the way to making meaningful use of online facilities.

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