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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 “Social Media May Be Better Than Tests And Credentials At Identifying Good Doctors

  • Hello Howard:

    Good issue that every doctor has to face. In the old days, us docs could get away with all kinds

    of behavior, but now Social Media makes us more accountable, more transparent. Maybe that

    is a good thing, kind of like having a wife who makes you watch your salt intake, like my wife.

    If she was not around, i would pour salt over everything, and i KNOW it is bad.

    Maybe the same with bad behavior, if we knew that someone would not put up with it, AND,

    like my wife, had the power to make you PAY? As Al Pacino said, “Fugetaboutit”.

    Then there is the other side of the coin, put into words by a really funny ER blogger

    RealEDdoc at http://favstar.fm/users/realEDdoc. He said “…a patient evaluating a doctor

    is like a child evaluating his parent”

    Now, I did not say that, it might spread among patients groups through Social Media!

    john bennett md
    InternetMedicine.com

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