Why More Doctors Are Turning To Social Media To Connect With Patients

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Medical Associations and Universities Also Offer Online C.M.E./C.E.U. Courses Online

“Most doctors look to make diagnosis for the purpose of treating the patient, and often the treatment is drugs,” states Dr. Gruft. “A functional medicine doctor listens and investigates until the affected biologicals system is uncovered."

For millions without healthcare it’s difficult to seek out answers for medical conditions, much less get advice or treatment from a qualified medical practitioner. In today’s economic climate it’s the patient that is missing out. The alternative: Social Media and Networking resources. Some doctors, including pain management specialist, Dr. James Gruft near Chicago, Il, are turning to social networking and offering free webinars to help patients get answers. He presents informative presentations on various pain related conditions, then allows the live audience a chance to ask specific questions and get a live answer (though not meant to diagnose). Dr. Gruft’s next webinar is Wednesday, June 30th from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm CST on, ‘Why Your Doctor Can’t Help With Your Pain’.

“Most doctors look to make diagnoses for the purpose of treating the patient, and often the treatment is drugs,” states Dr. Gruft. “A functional medicine doctor tries not to quickly reduce the patient’s complaints down to a diagnosis, but listens and remains investigative until the affected biological system has been uncovered. Then the more fundamental treatment for a particular patient can be prescribed.”

But doctors aren’t alone. Medical associations and higher learning programs are offering online programs for required continuing medical education courses (C.M.E.) for physicians, and continuing educational units (C.E.U.) courses for nurses.

About Dr. Gruft:
Dr. Gruft served as medical director of one of the oldest pain management programs in the Chicago area for more than 14 years. He is board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (P.M.& R, F.A.A.P.M.R) and Pain Medicine (D.A.B.P.M.). Voted as Best Doctor since 2002 to the present time by a nationwide survey of doctors, Dr. Gruft is respected by physicians throughout the country as one of the premier pain specialists practicing today.

Connect with him on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter to receive timely updates about upcoming sessions. To schedule an interview, please contact Crys Spelman via crys(at)polarispublicity(dot)com or by phone at 310.291.8273.


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