KING 5's Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson, also known as Seattle Mama Doc, delivered a TEDx talk in the Netherlands on Monday. Speaking at Nijmegen, her presentation focused on the question: Why are patients not finding their doctors online?
"She believes that a growing community of online physicians can empower parents and patients to make informed decisions based on science. I wanted to learn about the way parents and doctors can cooperate in taking care of children," writes TEDx Nijmegen blogger Karin van Haren. "And she is talking to us as a mother, a daughter, a doctor and a patient. And she is pleading for the use of novel communication tools, like social media, in healthcare."
"Doctor Swanson is convinced that online communication will not replace the one-to-one hands-on medicine in the office. But it can be a valuable addition."
Watch Dr. Swanson's presentation at TEDxNijmegen 2013:
Dr. Swanson's Twitter feed (@SeattleMamaDoc) was recently named TIME magazine's top 10 Twitter feeds in the Health and Family category.