Why Doctors Are Sick from Social Media (Physician Google Thyself)

by Matthew O'Brien on April 17, 2010

Webinar Summary – Wed. April 28th 2010 11:00am PST

Excellent reputations spread via word of mouth has been and is still the most valuable “referral” marketing tool for any physician’s practice. With the current marketing craze around social media, what is a trained healthcare professional to do? Being aware and taking control of what is being said about you on line is mission critical to managing your reputation and growing your business.

Top 5 Takeaways from Webinar – Register on Right Sidebar — >

Reputation Management:
1. Where are you today?
2. Simple steps to clarify and monitor your reputation.
3. Establish a social media engagement policy–let HIPAA be your “Friend”
4. What if something “bad” is out there?

Debbie Donovan is a Marketing and Sales Consultant at eGold Solutions serving the life sciences industry. She is currently developing practice, hospital and referral marketing programs and applying social media strategies for healthcare providers and companies.

Most recently, Debbie was a Senior Manager at Intuitive Surgical focused on market development programs and e-marketing initiatives supporting Gynecology and Oncology surgery specialties. In addition, she has experience serving Ob/Gyn, Orthopedics/Spine and ENT physicians at Conceptus, Kyphon and Somnus. Her expertise is in developing effective strategies and leading teams in marketing communications, public relations and event programs.

Before heading to the client side, Debbie began her career at a boutique medical advertising and public relations agency. She holds a BA degree in public relations journalism from the University of Southern California.

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