About the author:

Howard J. Luks, MD

Howard J. Luks, MD

A Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon in Hawthorne, NY. Dr. Howard 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.

7 comments on “Health Care, Social Media: Operating Systems, Devices and Platforms… do they matter?

  • Great points, Howard. I like this idea of keeping it simple so we don’t scare new adopters away. Get them involved, and then let them branch out where their interests lead them. The more volume we build around the basic platforms — blogs, Facebook and Twitter — the more powerful and productive healthcare social media will be.

    • Thanks Dan… Until we reach *critical mass* *we* need to keep it simple for the newcomers. Meanwhile I will continue to occasionally break out of the echo chamber to assist those who have moved on — all the while checking to be sure we leave no stragglers behind :-)
      thx again!

  • I liked this, Dr. Luks: you speak with authority, and I like the encouragement and kindness: physicians do need to understand the power of social media (I think especially in public health and preventive medicine), and allowing people to dip their toes in the water without having to get too wet is an easy way to get started. Keep it up!
    n.b. I also like the detailed disclaimers on your site for your social media work: interesting in themselves.

  • Thanks for doing this. As a newbie to the realm, I am still not sure exactly how my presence will develop. Your video is reassuring that I am at least going in the right direction until I figure out how my voice and online presence will be defined.

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