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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.

2 comments on “Facebook for Physicians… 2 Friend or Not 2 Friend

  • @healthblawg Excellent advice for the physician thinking of engaging patients online…. My guess is you don’t want to be the first HIPAA Facebook test case….

  • #hcsm Interesting follow up to *credibility* discussion on chat last night. I personally believe many patients would like to know more about their doctors. Most like running into us in the supermarket, Home Depot, etc. They enjoy talking about their lives and show interest in my children and always ask how my weekend was etc. Now that I have a facebook fan page http://goo.gl/kcIS , the obvious question arises— how much information is too much information. This article on Fast Company’s site is a good place to start the conversation http://goo.gl/As1z

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