How to build a professional presence on social media?? First of all, I'm super excited that I'll be speaking at OMED (the annual Osteopathic medical conference) next month for the 3rd year in a row (photo is #tbt of OMED 2016), but I'd really love to get your input/help on the topic I'll be discussing! The last 2 years, I've discussed med student/physician burnout, but this year I'll be giving a talk on how to grow & build your professional presence on social media. This is such an important topic esp since there aren't clear rules or standards and can be tricky to find the right balance of sharing both your personal and professional side. The following are a sample of some of the questions I received from my IG story (thanks to those who replied!): 1. How do you maintain boundaries with patients while being on social media?
2. How could you use social media if you don't have private practice?
3. How do you handle people asking for medical advice?
4. What do you think is okay to share and what is not?
If you have any questions on this topic, drop a comment below! Your input is greatly appreciated :) #speaker#socialmedia#doctorlife
Did you miss this guy? The dancingDOC?! BTW, I am a doctor. It surprises me how many people fail to recognize that little detail about my life even though there is a "MD" after my name. Alot of people tell me they didn't believe it because I'm too cool to be a doctor 🤣 and then some just say they didn't believe it.
Maybe it's a good thing they don't believe anyone who says they're a doctor is actually one...This forces me to join the #verifyhealthcare movement started by @austinchiangmd. I wasn't going to because I don't often post medical advice but it's cool. I recently graduated from the Internal Medicine Residency Program at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, IL and now I practice "traditional" medicine in the suburbs of Illinois, seeing patients at a community hospital while having my own outpatient clinic. I was an IMG at #avalonuniversity . That's all for now 🙌
Even though I’m an allergist, preventive medicine comes up a lot in my office visits. Discussing cancer screening guidelines is incredibly important and I think all physicians should bring it up if they feel comfortable to do so. I remind my patients that the age for screening colonoscopy has been decreased to 45 years old. Mammograms should be done annually. If fair skinned, see a dermatologist for a full skin exam.
You never know when what you say may resonate with someone and motivate them to proceed with scheduling their exam.
Have you dedicated any time for yourself today? It is so important to take care of the mind as much as the body. I love going outside and practicing meditation. What do you like to do? Have you been outside lately? Try finding a quiet time in your day every day just for you
Today we will be focusing on the “silent killer” which includes #OvarianCancer#FallopianTubeCancer and #PertionealCancer . All of these cancers act similarly and are essentially treated the same so we keep them in the same cancer category. In fact, recent data has suggested most ovarian cancers are actually derived from the Fallopian tubes and not the ovaries. Why is this cancer called the silent killer? It is the leading cause of death from gynecologic cancers, which is usually because it is also very difficult to detect until it has reached an advanced stage diagnosis. Most patients will not demonstrate any symptoms until the cancer has spread to other organs. And unfortunately at this time we do not have routine screening tools to help us detect these things early. Hopefully this will change in our lifetime 🤞🏼
To help you understand why this cancer is so hard to detect, it’s important to understand how this cancer spreads. Picture a paint brush full of paint with the paint being your cancer. Now take that brush and splatter the paint everywhere. This splattering that occurs inside the abdomen spreads the cancer all over the place. We call this #seeding and the areas most commonly affected are the peritoneum, bowel and omentum. As a result, many of the symptoms will be related to the effects on these organs. These symptoms include bloating, pelvic pain, changes in urination, weight loss, reduced appetite, changes in bowel habits, and other non-discrete signs.
So what can you do to prevent these types of cancer?
💊 Take an OCP for 5+ years
🤰🏻 Get pregnant and then breastfeed
🙅🏾♀️ Remove your tubes when you are done childbearing
🗣 Discuss your risks with your provider if you have family history – you may need frequent lab and ultrasound screening
Stay tuned for more topics in the
👩🏼⚕️ #WineAndGynCancerSeries ❤️
Ever wonder about our spinal workshops, what's up next or looking for a specific topic we cover? Check out the website! On the home page, we have a listing of the soonest 9 workshops coming up and you can register for the one you want to attend right there!
You do not know what exactly the feeling is & you've had been failing to name it for a long time now. Somedays, it literally makes you go insane, want to scream outloud & to escape somewhere far away because you feel helpless, absolutely helpless!
The day you find out it is called "compassion fatigue", you giggle and wonder if it could be possible because you know you are anything but compassionate. You know you have had developed anger, cynicism & negativity as personality traits over the years but then you figure all that negativity was infact the emotional fatigue sequelae. Finding out the word for something you were having a hard time dealing with, did not help at all. You refuse to offer help to this strange depersonalised entity that has pervaded & taken over your former self.
Being exposed, on daily basis, to extreme poverty & deprivation, endless class oppression, injustice & suffering leaves you feeling emotionally bereft at the end of the day. That anything you try to do would be insufficient and futile in the end.
They do not have enough pieces of paper to afford health, something that's supposed to be their fundamental right. Yet what winds you up more is the sheer callousness and lack of gratitude of the same disenfranchised people you truly empathize with. What is more emotionally & physically draining than being paid in peanuts for your vicariously traumatizing labour is knowing that you are investing your knowledge, skills, time & emotional energy in well being of the ungrateful people who would even take you for granted & take advantage of your goodwill.
And guess what, you are right there, still standing rooted to the spot.
Let’s talk about vertebral compression fractures (VCF), as shown in this MRI. VCFs are most common in postmenopausal Caucasian females. Normally, VCFs heal with no intervention by 6 months, requiring only over-the-counter pain meds and maybe back bracing. However, patients with with severe osteoporosis don’t heal VCFs properly and may require a procedure called vertebral augmentation.
In this procedure, bone cement (methyl methacrylate) is injected into the fractured vertebral body. Doing so not only stabilizes the fracture, but can also restore the height of the spine. Pain relief is often times immediate! ☑️ How cool is it that we can relieve patients of this pain with a clinic procedure that can be completed in about an hour with just IV sedation⁉️
[Photo courtesy of Medtronic] #mri#vcf#spine#vertebralcompressionfracture#vertebralaugmentation#compressionfracture
HOW TO MAKE YOURSELF BULLETPROOF
I’ve been a writer all my life, but it was only after my eldest daughter was born five years ago that I was inspired to actually share this part of my soul with others.
It was one day during my maternity leave when my daughter was napping that I wrote and submitted my first piece to the Huffington Post.
To my surprise, it was accepted three hours later and published on their front page!
I was so excited and overjoyed to be published that I spent the rest of the day sharing it on various social media channels and checking the comments and response to my article.
And then something happened that crushed me.
I got a negative comment.
And it wasn’t just a negative comment...this person attacked my writing and me as a person (without even knowing me)
To be criticized in such a public way left me feeling heartbroken. It didn’t matter that I had gotten so many positive comments...my mind held on to that ONE negative one.
I took some time off from writing to explore why I was reacting this way to someone’s comment who was completely irrelevant to my life.
And I began to realize that I was making their negative criticism of me become my SELF criticism.
What I learned over time is that when someone criticizes us in a very negative way (not constructive criticism)—-that is when we have to step back and ask ourselves what advice we would give to our child.
I had to become the parent to my own inner voice.
Would I tell my daughter that those negative comments are true? Or that she should probably not write again?
It has taken some years, but over time...training my mind to become the parent to my own inner voice has filled me with the self-compassion that I lacked.
I’m still not completely immune to all criticism (I am human after all)—-but I have learned to deal with it in a healthier way.
And a side effect of this inner work was that I stopped looking for praise from others because I already had it within myself.
As the singer Lecrae said, “If you live for people's acceptance, you’ll die from their rejection” 🙏🏼💯
I had a wonderful conversation with Dr. Robert Pearl from @stanford . Among many hats, Dr. Pearl is a best-selling author, a #plastic surgeon, former CEO of The Permanente Medical Group and professor with Stanford's Schools of Business and Medicine ( @stanfordgsb @stanford.med). To view complete interview visit Medskl's Youtube channel. #sanfrancisco#paloalto
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Results displayed are treatments performed by Dr Jake Sloane and have not been edited. All efforts are made to give a realistic representation of the intended results. These are medical procedures that involve some risk and clients are consented for this. ⠀⠀⠀
Photos used with the permission of the client⠀⠀⠀
Produced by Dr Jake, 2018
Reminiscing about this beautiful day! It’s hard to believe my Bridal Shower was 6 months ago! I feel as I’m getting older the days just go by faster. Lately I don’t know where the weeks begin and end. I pretty much missed the entire summer and pretty soon the Holidays will be here. My dad use to always tell me, as you get older time goes by faster. I completely understand that now. He was the wisest person I knew. Make sure you enjoy every second of each day because it really does go by quickly and before you know it a whole year has come and gone. Who else feels this summer went by too fast?
The Blue Zones is an incredible book highlighting what the healthiest people in the world are doing, as documented by National Geographic Fellow Dan Beuttner.
NG also released an issue highlighting the main points of the book and offers additional tips/hacks on how to adopt a healthier lifestyle!
In researching the book, Buettner partnered with National Geographic and the National Institute on Aging. Several demographers used census data to pinpoint countries with the longest life expectancy. The team then zeroed in on particular regions to locate Blue Zones around the world.
The Italian island of Sardinia has the highest number of male centenarians in the world, while another, Okinawa, Japan, has the longest disability-free life expectancy. In Loma Linda, CA, a community of Seventh Day Adventists has a life expectancy that's nine to 11 years greater than that of other Americans. And middle-age mortality is lowest on Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula — where Buettner says middle-aged residents have about a four-fold greater chance of reaching age 90 than people in the United States do.
Check them both out!!
We are ready to go ✌🏾- let me tell you, the amount of energy that goes into packing for yourself and a toddler is something the parenthood books do not prepare you for 🤦🏾♀️ However my ability to share a bag with Miss S is still one of my secret skills I feel ☺️ Now here’s a really interesting study that has recently been published - there’s suggestion that overusing cleaning products in the home may increase the risk of childhood obesity because it changes the child’s gut microbiome. The study tested faecal samples of the children from infancy and compared it to when they were 3 💩- the study found a link between heavy use of cleaning products, microbial gut changes and kids with a higher body mass index!! The saying “let kids be kids” couldn’t be more true- you’ve probably heard of the “hygiene hypothesis” where it’s proposed that kids who don’t get early childhood exposure to bugs/dirt/allergens have an increased susceptibility to allergic diseases. I find it really really hard to let go and let Miss S be filthy/play with our filthy dogs/ eat mud at the farm (true story) but there are lots of reasons I let it go- and this study adds weight to it. Obviously a single study like this needs to be taken with what I call a “medical grain of salt”- cleaning products aren’t the enemy, we need more studies like this to know more information, it’s all about balance like everything in medicine! 👊🏾 After that health tip- off we go 🛩
Getting 3 tiny people dressed, making breakfast, packing lunches, finding shoes, driving everyone to school, performing 3 surgeries, then picking them up and starting the afternoon fun! No wonder I’m exhausted by 3pm everyday. #momlife#doctormom#workingmom#allthecoffee
The conclusion to our Orientation mini series for Humans of Residency! 📸🎉 Is this you, or a friend? Feel free to leave a tag! 😎
Q: On traveling from Calgary to Montreal, Hamilton to Ireland, and now have landed in Vancouver;
A: The weather has been amazing so far! I can't get enough of the scenery!
Yes! The greenery is amazing!
Q: How did you meet?
A: We all went to med school in Winnipeg--it's a small program and very tight knit. That's how we got through together--with the support of a great group of people.
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You don't need to spend a fortune on fancy shoes to find comfort. A simple pair of orthotics that slide into the shoes you already have will do the trick! You can almost always spot a trusty set at your local drug store, or if you’re looking for something that specifically fits your foot shape, visit us for our best recommendation 👌. #YavapaiFAC#protip