Gastroenterologists find Twitter a useful way to connect

Dr. Ryan Madanick, who has thousands of followers on Twitter, says the social media outlet is a valuable tool for physicians, but he steers clear of any information that could violate patient confidentiality. Although GI physicians are not the most visible specialists on social media, a number of doctors see benefits to engaging online. “We cannot work in a very isolated way, in little silos,” said pediatric gastroenterologist Dr. Bryan Vartabedian. “We need to be part of a broader conversation, a broader knowledge base, for us to remain relevant as a profession.” Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News (11/2012)