We’ve been reading up a storm lately, so this week we’ve rounded up ten of our favorite healthcare blogs. All of these blogs are written by physicians covering a variety of topics – oncology, primary care, motherhood, innovation, life after a medical career and more. In no particular order, here are ten physician-authored blogs that you’ll want to subscribe to right now:
In this blog, “where health reform, medical innovation, and physician practices meet,” Dr. Richard Reece voices his strong belief in the importance of controlling and improving health destinies through innovation. Reece, a pathologist, editor, author, speaker and innovator, often blogs about medical innovation, current healthcare issues, and hot topics in medicine.
Dr. Zubin Damania mixes medical education with humor, music and entertainment in his blog, which invites you to “scroll it like it’s hot.” For the physician who could use a good laugh, this blog gives ZDogg’s take on medical care through videos and parodies.
Dr. Robert Centor notes that “db” stands for both for Dr. Bob and “da boss.” His blog centers on internal medicine, the healthcare system and medical education. Dr. Centor, the Regional Dean for the Huntsville Regional Medical Campus of UASOM, writes mostly short essays about the topics he encounters every day, and he updates the site several times per week, keeping information new and fresh.
33 Charts explores the edges of medicine and technology through the eyes of Dr. Bryan Vartabedian, a pediatrician at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital. Vartabedian focuses specifically on how social media and medicine interact, writing about the future of medicine, the digital culture of medicine, medical education, and public health.
Mothers in Medicine is a group blog run by women who practice medicine while raising kids. The posts discuss the challenges and joys of tending to patients and children a the same time. The doctors also answer medical questions from blog followers seeking advice, including categories like breastfeeding, career and motherhood.
Dr. David is a pediatric oncologist who uses his blog as a space to write informally about pediatric oncology, cancer research, cancer treatments, and breaking medical news. He discusses many issues surrounding healthcare and cancer, but he also writes about personal stories that bring these issues to life.
Dr. Pierre is a primary care physician with an interest in preventative medicine. Many of his blogs are personal stories that will take you through his daily life and encounters. The blog also features a health links section that we love, full of useful online resources for healthcare nerds and other physicians.
Dr. Westby Fisher is a cardiologist specializing in heart rhythm disorders. We love his blog because he writes on a variety of topics, including personal stories and thoughts on the news. He gives detailed opinions on many issues from Obamacare to social media and medicine, and is likely to comment on prominent healthcare meetings in the U.S., too.
Run by an organization dedicated to helping physicians communicate with the general public, this blog offers information about topics including healthcare policy, healthcare news by state, and more. The organization has been active since 1987, with more than 19,000 members. We use this blog as a resource for learning about complicated health policies and laws.
Ever wonder what life after medicine looks like? Dr. James Gaulte is a retired physician with a background in internal medicine and pulmonary disease. His blog shares his views of medicine, healthcare, and the changes in the field following his retirement. He’s a voracious reader, so you’ll also learn about news while you’re reading.
Soniya Shah is an on-staff contributing writer at MedTech Boston. She's a senior at Carnegie Mellon University pursuing a BS in technical writing. She has experience as a ghost writer and medical writer, and in developing software documentation.
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