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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Doctors You Should Be Following on Twitter

Doctors you should be following on Twitter:

The patient should be the most powerful person in the healthcare system, because it is the patient’s life, and the patient’s health, that are at stake. The patient should be able to go to any doctor they choose, or to any hospital or clinic they think best. The physician should be the strongest possible advocate for patient, as should nurses and all allied healthcare professionals. Below is a list of physicians on Twitter who should be followed if you are interested in healthcare reform and Patient Power. It is very important to follow, support, and re-tweet these doctors’ good tweets so that they will stay engaged in the fight for the best healthcare system possible for patients. It is my impression that the physicians below will fight for the sanctity of the patient/physician relationship. I apologize in advance for any mistakes. (I cannot verify everyone as yet.)

Dr. Paige Kreegel. Twitter profile: Father. Doctor. Conservative. Republican. #FL19
Fort Myers, FL

Free Markets in Healthcare Aren’t “Broken”-Just Not Allowed to Work
Twitter profile: Dr. Vliet is Founder of HER Place and author of six women's health books, national speaker on healthcare, & President of International Health Strategies, Ltd. Tucson, Arizona ·

Dr. Scott Barbour is an orthopedic surgeon. According to his Twitter profile he is “a Strict Constitutionalist.”

Dr. Kris Held is an opthamologist. She is co-founder and secretary-treasurer of the Texas Chapter of Docs4PatientCare. She is a physician consultant for the Physicians Council for Responsible Reform in Washington, D.C. She has been recognized in Best Doctors in America, America's Top Ophthalmologists, Texas Super Doctors, and San Antonio's Top Doctors.

Dr. Marty Fox is a plastic surgeon and according to his Twitter profile is “IN THE FREE MARKET.”

Dr. Alieta Eck, M.D., can help people understand what doctors think is the best way to reform healthcare. She is an internal medicine physician. She has written in the past that: "The Affordable Care Act, better known as 'Obamacare' is a massive federal intrusion into our health care system, which will limit consumer choice and erode the high quality of care that Americans are accustomed to receiving." Dr. Eck is a Past President of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS).

Dr. Hal Scherz is a pediatric urologist. He is a teaching physician at Atlanta’s Children’s Hospital and Emory University. He is also the Founder and President of Docs4PatientCare.

Dr. Tod Rubin is an anesthesiologist. His Twitter profile says, “…advocate for physician-led, patient-centered, free-market medical insurance reform. Put control and dollars in hands of patients!!”

Dr. Richard Armstrong is a general surgeon. He is the Chief Operating Officer for Docs4PatientCare.

Dr. Milton Wolf is a free market champion. He is also “Barack Obama’s unapologetic conservative cousin” and a Washington Times columnist.

Dr. Jane Orient is a general internal medicine physician and is the current executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS).

According to one website, “Dr. Richard Amerling is a nephrologist…an Associate Professor of at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, and the Director of Outpatient Dialysis at the Beth Israel Medical Center. …He has written and lectured extensively on health care issues and is a Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons [AAPS]. Dr. Amerling is the author of the Physicians’ Declaration of Independence at
Dr. Amerling has been quoted as saying: “ObamaCare, beyond the enormous costs and dislocations, directly inserts itself into the doctor-patient relationship. It will make the practice of Hippocratic Medicine— ‘I will prescribe regimen for the good of my patients according to my ability and my judgment. I will keep them from harm and injustice.’ —all but impossible.”
Associated website:

Dr. Robert Steele is a cardiologist and "...vocal critic of Obamacare..."

Dr. Michael Burgess, MD, was an Obstetrician/Gynecologist before being elected to the House of Representatives in Washington D.C. Burgess was quoted by WND as saying about ObamaCare: “I think we have to be prepared to say to the American people, ‘Look, we’ve had three-and-a-half years, billions and billions of dollars, it’s not working. For heaven’s sakes, don’t spend another dime on this disaster!”

Dr. Art Fougner is a “recovering obstetrician” according to his Twitter profile.

Paul Hsieh, MD, is a physician and co-founder of Freedom and Individual Rights in Medicine (FIRM).
His writings can also be found at:

Dr. Ori Hampel is a urologist. He was named one of Houston’s “Top Docs” by H-Texas Magazine. Dr. Hampel is an expert on healthcare reform. He has been a frequent guest speaker on talk radio. He has been a very active educator of the public on the dangers and costs posed to patients by PPACA (“ObamaCare”) as well as by other existing Government regulations and agencies. Dr. Hampel is co-founder and vice-president of the Texas Chapter of Docs4PatientCare. Dr. Hampel is an avid chess player and has achieved the ranking of “Candidate Master” by the U.S. Chess Federation.

Dr. Rand Paul's other Twitter account is below.

Rand Paul is a physician and a senator for the state of Kentucky. His father is Dr. Ron Paul. “…fights for the Constitution, individual liberty and the freedoms that make this country great.”

Dr. Ron Paul. Physician. Congressman. Father of Dr. Rand Paul.

Dr. Ben Carson, a famous neurosurgeon, lectured Obama on his bad policies. Dr. Carson proposed a system of medical savings accounts set up at birth, which is a far better idea than ObamaCare.

Dr. Elena Sbrana is a pathologist. She was quoted on the University of Texas website: “After all, this is Pathology: questioning comes with the territory - we ask questions and we look for evidence. Sometimes we even find answers, isn't that the most exciting career of all?”

Craig Wax, D.O. is a doctor of osteopathic medicine and a holistic family physician. He has a blog about healthcare reform:

“Barrasso is known by many as Wyoming’s Doctor. He has a long and recognized career in both medicine and public service. During 24 years as an orthopedic surgeon in Casper, Barrasso served as President of the Wyoming Medical Society and was named Wyoming Physician of the Year.”

Marilyn Singleton, MD, JD is an anesthesiologist and according to her Twitter profile is a “Nonpartisan physician/attorney fighting to end Washington's wasteful spending, and for common-sense community solutions to joblessness and social problems.”

Twitter profile reads: “…independent constitutional conservative... physician and former nurse... artist... first-generation non-hyphenated Lithuanian American...”

Dr. Jane Hughes is an Ophthalmic Surgeon. She is an activist for non-government controlled medicine. She is President of the Texas chapter of and is Co-Founder

Twitter profile: “Christian, husband, father of four, anesthesiologist, scout leader. Conservative in life and politics.”

Dr. Matt McCord is an anesthesiologist. His Twitter profile also says: “Health Care Administrator. Instructor. Adviser. Consultant. Entrepreneur.”

Dr. Dave Janda is an orthopedic surgeon and health care policy analyst. He has a radio show called Operation Freedom every Sunday from 3-5PM ET on WAAM Radio. His website is:

Dr. Joel Strom is a practicing dentist in Los Angeles. He is the founder of Doc Squads (@DocSquads) and is a Healthcare lecturer.

Dr. Charles Krauthammer graduated with honors in political science and economics in 1970 from McGill University. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and became a board certified psychiatrist. He is a Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist.

Dr. David Mokotof. Twitter profile reads, "Cardiologist for over 30 years. Edgy reflections on medicine, health policy, politics, and whatever pops up in my politically incorrect mind."

Dr. Brad Holland is a "A Head & Neck Surgeon practicing Otolaryngology with Waco Ear, Nose, & Throat in Waco Texas, and currently serving as McLennan County Republican Club Chairman."

Dr. Kenneth Fisher, M.D., is a nephrologist and is presently President, Michigan Chapter Docs4PatientCare.

Lee Ritz's Twitter profile says: physician, and "Will never be a member of NOW, AMA or AARP. Proud NRA member." Her tweets are good, but as yet I do know her credentials. Checking.

Dr. Kelli Ward. Her Twitter profile reads: "Military wife, mom, family doctor, and AZ State Senator; striving to be a statesman with faith, integrity and honor; restoring the America of our Founders."

Dr. Barbara Bellar. Her Twitter profile reads: "Dr. Bellar is the kind of citizen legislator we need now." Her famous YouTube video seen by over 3,509,262 people is here:

Twitter profile says: "christian, wife, mom, medical doctor ... Frederick Douglass Republican"

Twitter profile says, "Zachary Smith, MD"

Twitter Profile: "Kathleen Brown. I am a Dermatologist practicing medicine on the Oregon Coast."

Twitter Profile: "bhavin h jani MD. Internist,free market enthusiast,constitutionalist, confused between libertarian and moderate conservative"

Dr. Scott Gottlieb is a "Physician, Author, American Enterprise Institute Fellow, former FDA Deputy Commissioner and CMS official." He does a great job writing about the flaws of Obamacare. He blogs at:
and here:

Donald Lane, M.D.

Twitter Profile: PDara MD, FACP, Physician (Medical Hematologist-Oncologist), Pilot, Author, Educator, Husband, Father and Student.

Twitter profile: compassionate, educated, husband/father/doctor, patriot

Twitter profile: Paul Koerner, MD, Christian, Radiation Oncologist, conservative, keeper of the Telecaster, got a band"

Twitter profile: "Author, Journalist, Physician, media advisor, President of Healthnets Review Services and Davis Book Reviews, An author's best friend. Author of three books.
Wrote: Obama Care: Dead on Arrival: A Prescription for Disaster

Dr. Melissa Clouthier is a chiropractor, a Texan, and a mom.

Twitter profile: "Internal Medicine Physician, Christian Dad, International Medical Missions spreading Gospel. UVa Alumnus #Wahoowa OleMiss Rebel #HottyToddy #tcot #ccot USAF vet"

Twitter profile: physician, CA.

Twitter profile: "Citizen for God-given rights, Physician for real healthcare reform that promotes personal responsibility and prosperity"




Twitter profile: "I'm a doctor, not a career politician. I'm working to ensure the citizens of Northern Michigan have their voices heard in Congress."

Twitter Profile: "Daughter of legal immigrants who fulfilled the American, mother, wife, & friend....followed by Senator Ted Cruz"


Twitter profile: "Dr. Gina Reghetti. Board Certified U.S.A. Osteopathic Family Medicine & Addiction Medicine Physician-Surgeon... Patriot."