Doctors Who Blog
Source: Seattle Magazine
A growing number of doctors are harnessing the power of social media to help bridge the gap between office visits. One of the most prolific local doc bloggers, Seattle Children’s pediatrician Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson (at right), writes on Seattle Mama Doc, where she frequently blogs about child health issues. And she isn’t shy about weighing in on social trends; a recent post was titled “Girls in the News: Beyoncé, Bikinis and Breast Milk Baby [doll].” Some posts aim to provide answers to questions prompted by events in the news, such as Swanson’s explanation of radiation poisoning and why potassium iodide supplements are not necessary in Seattle in the aftermath of the earthquake-related nuclear accident in Japan.