This isn't the first time that Twitter has been in the news due to its ability to disseminate less-than-reliable information about an important health topic. So what can you do about patients who look to Twitter for medical advice?
Good news doctors! Although the current Congress is content to fritter away your future income with so-called healthcare reform, a plucky Republican candidate for Senate in Nevada has offered a sensible (and tasty) alternative to the usual fee for service: poultry!
This New York City MD practices with colleagues who run their patients through an assembly line of unnecessary tests and procedures out of greed and worse. He hates what he sees, but is unsure what he can do about it.