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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.)

@ElectKreegel
https://twitter.com/ElectKreegel
Dr. Paige Kreegel. Twitter profile: Father. Doctor. Conservative. Republican. #FL19
Fort Myers, FL
http://paigekreegel.com/

@healthandcents
https://twitter.com/healthandcents
Free Markets in Healthcare Aren’t “Broken”-Just Not Allowed to Work http://tinyurl.com/k9asd6m
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 · http://herplace.com

@drscott_atlanta
https://twitter.com/drscott_atlanta
Dr. Scott Barbour is an orthopedic surgeon. According to his Twitter profile he is “a Strict Constitutionalist.”
Blog: http://ScottBarbourMD.com

@kksheld
https://twitter.com/kksheld
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.
Website: http://AmericanDoctors4Truth.org

@drmartyfox
https://twitter.com/DrMartyFox
Dr. Marty Fox is a plastic surgeon and according to his Twitter profile is “IN THE FREE MARKET.”

@AlietaEck
https://twitter.com/AlietaEck
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).

@drhalatlanta
https://twitter.com/drhalatlanta
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.
http://Docs4PatientCare.org

@DrTLR
https://twitter.com/DrTLR
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!!”
http://Docs4PatientCare.org

@rarmstrongMD
https://twitter.com/rarmstrongMD
Dr. Richard Armstrong is a general surgeon. He is the Chief Operating Officer for Docs4PatientCare.
http://Docs4PatientCare.org

@miltonwolfmd
https://twitter.com/miltonwolfmd
Dr. Milton Wolf is a free market champion. He is also “Barack Obama’s unapologetic conservative cousin” and a Washington Times columnist.

@jorient
https://twitter.com/jorient
Dr. Jane Orient is a general internal medicine physician and is the current executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS).

@dramerling
https://twitter.com/dramerling
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 http://www.aapsonline.org/medicare/doi.htm
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.”
Source: http://www.theconservativepundit.net/?page_id=1117
Blog: http://www.richardamerling.com/
Associated website: http://aapsonline.org

@RobSteeleMD
https://twitter.com/RobSteeleMD 
Dr. Robert Steele is a cardiologist and "...vocal critic of Obamacare..."

@michaelcburgess
https://twitter.com/michaelcburgess
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!”
Website:  http://burgess.house.gov

@sonodoc99
https://twitter.com/sonodoc99
Dr. Art Fougner is a “recovering obstetrician” according to his Twitter profile.

@PaulHsieh
https://twitter.com/PaulHsieh
Paul Hsieh, MD, is a physician and co-founder of Freedom and Individual Rights in Medicine (FIRM).
http://blog.westandfirm.org/index.html
His writings can also be found at:
http://pjmedia.com/blog/author/paulhsieh/

@OriHampelMD
https://twitter.com/OriHampelMD
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.
http://americandoctors4truth.org/about.html

@SenRandPaul
https://twitter.com/SenRandPaul
Dr. Rand Paul's other Twitter account is below.

@DrRandPaul
https://twitter.com/DrRandPaul
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.”
http://www.paul.senate.gov/

@RonPaul
https://twitter.com/RonPaul
Dr. Ron Paul. Physician. Congressman. Father of Dr. Rand Paul.

@RealBenCarson
https://twitter.com/RealBenCarson
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.

@doc_E
https://twitter.com/doc_E
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?”

@drcraigwax
https://twitter.com/drcraigwax
Craig Wax, D.O. is a doctor of osteopathic medicine and a holistic family physician. He has a blog about healthcare reform:
http://ip4pi.wordpress.com/

@SenJohnBarrasso
https://twitter.com/SenJohnBarrasso
“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.”
http://www.barrasso.senate.gov/public/

@MSingletonMDJD 
https://twitter.com/MSingletonMDJD
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.”

@vitadMD
https://twitter.com/vitadMD
Twitter profile reads: “…independent constitutional conservative... physician and former nurse... artist... first-generation non-hyphenated Lithuanian American...”

@janehughesmd
https://twitter.com/janehughesmd
Dr. Jane Hughes is an Ophthalmic Surgeon. She is an activist for non-government controlled medicine. She is President of the Texas chapter of http://Docs4PatientCare.org and is Co-Founder http://Ads4Truth.org.

@sleepdoctorjoe
https://twitter.com/sleepdoctorjoe
Twitter profile: “Christian, husband, father of four, anesthesiologist, scout leader. Conservative in life and politics.”

@mattMD
https://twitter.com/mattMD
Dr. Matt McCord is an anesthesiologist. His Twitter profile also says: “Health Care Administrator. Instructor. Adviser. Consultant. Entrepreneur.”

@docdhj
https://twitter.com/docdhj
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:
http://www.davejanda.com/

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

@krauthammer
https://twitter.com/krauthammer
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.

@cardioauthordoc
https://twitter.com/cardioauthordoc
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."
http://cardioauthordoc.com/blog/

@DrBradHolland
https://twitter.com/DrBradHolland
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."

@kennethafisher
https://twitter.com/kennethafisher
Dr. Kenneth Fisher, M.D., is a nephrologist and is presently President, Michigan Chapter Docs4PatientCare.
http://drkennethfisher.com

@lee_ritz
https://twitter.com/lee_ritz
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.

@kelliwardaz
https://twitter.com/kelliwardaz
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."
http://kelliward.net

@BarbaraBellar
https://twitter.com/BarbaraBellar
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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdnY8r7_fLw
Website: http://www.electbellar.com

@Synovium
https://twitter.com/Synovium
Twitter profile says: "christian, wife, mom, medical doctor ... Frederick Douglass Republican"

@NatteringNinny
https://twitter.com/NatteringNinny
Twitter profile says, "Zachary Smith, MD"

@optoutmedicare
https://twitter.com/optoutmedicare
http://www.optoutmedicare.com/
Twitter Profile: "Kathleen Brown. I am a Dermatologist practicing medicine on the Oregon Coast."

@jani_bhavin
https://twitter.com/jani_bhavin
Twitter Profile: "bhavin h jani MD. Internist,free market enthusiast,constitutionalist, confused between libertarian and moderate conservative"
http://bhjmd.com/

@ScottGottliebMD
https://twitter.com/ScottGottliebMD
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:
http://scottgottlieb.com/
and here:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/scottgottlieb/

@drdonlayne
https://twitter.com/drdonlayne
Donald Lane, M.D.

@JediPD
https://twitter.com/JediPD
Twitter Profile: PDara MD, FACP, Physician (Medical Hematologist-Oncologist), Pilot, Author, Educator, Husband, Father and Student. http://jedismedicine.blogspot.com

@DrjeffeB
https://twitter.com/DrjeffeB
Twitter profile: compassionate, educated, husband/father/doctor, patriot

@paulkoerner
https://twitter.com/paulkoerner
Twitter profile: Paul Koerner, MD, Christian, Radiation Oncologist, conservative, keeper of the Telecaster, got a band"
http://coalcreekmusic.com

@americassage
https://twitter.com/americassage
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
http://www.amazon.com/Obama-Care-Arrival-Prescription-Disaster/dp/1479276111/
healthnetsreviewservices.com

@MelissaTweets
https://twitter.com/MelissaTweets
Dr. Melissa Clouthier is a chiropractor, a Texan, and a mom.
Blog: http://melissablogs.com/

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

@JoanneBannister
https://twitter.com/JoanneBannister
Twitter profile: physician, CA.

@MDMDong
https://twitter.com/MDMDong
Twitter profile: "Citizen for God-given rights, Physician for real healthcare reform that promotes personal responsibility and prosperity"

@megedison
https://twitter.com/megedison

@theonesoundmind
https://twitter.com/theonesoundmind

@ABrooksParker
https://twitter.com/ABrooksParker

@CongressmanDan
https://twitter.com/CongressmanDan
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."
http://benishek.house.gov

@peddoc63
https://twitter.com/peddoc63
Twitter Profile: "Daughter of legal immigrants who fulfilled the American dream.....doctor, mother, wife, & friend....followed by Senator Ted Cruz"

@sickntireddoc
https://twitter.com/sickntireddoc

@drginareghetti
https://twitter.com/drginareghetti
Essay: http://ip4pi.wordpress.com/2014/01/17/the-shredding-of-the-united-states-constitution/
Twitter profile: "Dr. Gina Reghetti. Board Certified U.S.A. Osteopathic Family Medicine & Addiction Medicine Physician-Surgeon... Patriot."
http://drginareghetti.com