10 Social Media Accounts Physicians Should be Following

Let’s face it, social media is now a part of daily life for many of us. When used responsibly, social networks can be a source of entertainment, humor, education, connection, networking and comfort. Doctors can use social media for a variety of reasons. Being a part of a community, asking and answering questions, staying on top of news and trends, and having a laugh are just a few of the reasons physicians use social media. 

We recently rounded up the 11 best social media accounts for nurse practitioners, and now we’re doing the same for doctors! Follow these 10 social media accounts and share them with your colleagues, family and friends.



Esther Choo is an emergency physician who uses Twitter to discuss health policy and health disparities. She is also an advocate for safety, equity and dignity in the medical field. Follow her to find and engage on healthcare topics that are sometimes difficult to discuss.


Doctors on Social Media, developed by Dana Corriel, MD, helps doctors grow their online brands with tips and tricks on how to use social media platforms. 


John Mandrola, MD, is a cardiologist and writer/podcaster who uses Twitter to share journals and other articles, often putting in his two cents along the way. He asks thought-provoking questions of his peers and promotes other doctors on social media.


With nearly 160,000 followers on Twitter, Kevin Pho, MD shares the voice and opinions of other doctors, discussing everything from burnout to childbirth. As an author and keynote speaker, Dr. Pho wishes to become social media’s leading physician voice.


As a mom, pediatrician, author and popular social media personality, Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, shares medical news and happenings that are always interesting to her peers and their patients.


As Medscape’s editor-in-chief, Eric Topol is a trusted source for interesting research, journal articles and opinions. Doctors can find the latest published literature daily, often with highlights of key passages.


Follow the hashtag #medhumor for the funniest tweets from the medical industry on Twitter!


Funny Doctors

The Funny Doctors page on Facebook aims to help doctors find the humor in their medical practice. If you’re looking for a laugh, follow this page!


Medscape’s mission is to improve patient care with comprehensive clinical information and resources essential to physicians and healthcare professionals. With over 700,000 followers, this page posts the latest in medical news and trends to help the healthcare community stay informed.

Medical News Today

As one of the internet’s leading independent sources for medical news, Medical News Today shares news on thousands of healthcare topics. Follow this page to stay up to date on the latest in healthcare news.


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