Note: This post is where Wendy Sue Swanson and I “did” the interview. You can go to this post, “The More We Can Change the World” – Blog-ter-view with Wendy Sue Swanson MD about physicians and social media, if you would like to see our Q&A put together in a more orderly fashion…
Donna Cryer, JD, ( @dcpatient ) said this to me last night (I’m paraphrasing): “When I see a physician on twitter, I always follow them because I want to hear their point of view.”
Her words definitely made an impression, especially coming from an accomplished attorney, policy expert, patient advocate (#epicenter resident!) who already has a wealth of knowledge about health care herself.
With that in mind, I wanted to interview a physician who is engaged in social media…..
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD bills herself as ” a mom, a pediatrician ” who writes her insights about keeping kids healthy on the very (should I say “wildly”?) successful Seattle Mama Doc blog and Twitterfeed ( @seattlemamadoc ), out of Seattle Children’s Hospital.
I got to meet her in June (hooray!) and she agreed to answer a few questions about her experience in the interest of educating others.
Because she’s a very busy pediatrician, we’re going to do this over a few days (or a week or two, if that’s what it takes), in smaller bits.
I’ll start with the first question in this post, and then she’ll post her answer in the comments, I’ll ask the next question in the comments, she’ll respond, and so on. Like lots of things in this medium, this is an experiment. Comments are open to any reader as well, feel free to participate or watch how it unfolds….
Wendy, when did you discover social media and how did you discover it?
(follow the interview in the comments)