Kansas City, KS (Vocus/PRWEB) March 01, 2011
At the University of Kansas Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery practice, board-certified Kansas City plastic surgeons J. David Kriet, MD, FACS and Clinton D. Humphrey, MD say they believe social media plays an integral role in the overall education and comfort of patients. By creating a social network through sites such as Facebook, the doctors say they can provide patients with a satisfying and informative interaction and online experience centered on their practice for patients considering a rhinoplasty, facelift, or eyelid surgery.
With people all over the world spending over 700 billion minutes on Facebook alone, Dr. Kriet and Dr. Humphrey say they have integrated the use of social media into their practice because patient care and satisfaction can be further improved at the University of Kansas. Regardless of the plastic surgery procedure their patients are considering, the doctors say the benefits of more extensive patient interaction are hard to ignore because the testimonial-like posts provide potential patients with valuable firsthand experience.
Dr. Kriet and Dr. Humphrey say that while the initial patient consultation is instrumental in patient education and the overall surgical process, the interaction that occurs on social networks such as Facebook is fast becoming essential to their patients and practice because it helps develop patient expectations and solidify cosmetic or reconstructive surgical goals. Ultimately, Dr. Kriet and Dr. Humphrey say they strive to create a positive patient experience, and social media further increases their ability to do so.
About Dr. Kriet
Dr. J. David Kriet earned his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He then completed an Otolaryngology residency at the University of Washington, and a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Oregon Health and Sciences University. Dr. Kriet is a Diplomat of the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery, a diplomat and Senior Examiner of the American Board of Otolaryngology, and a fellow of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
About Dr. Humphrey
Dr. Clinton D. Humphrey earned his medical degree from the University of Missouri School of Medicine. He then completed a residency in Otolaryngology at the University of Kansas Medical Center, and a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Illinois-Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Humphrey is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American Academy of Otolaryngology, and the American Medical Association.
The KU MedWest Center is located at 7405 Renner Rd. in Shawnee, KS 66217, and the KU Medical Center is located at 3901 Rainbow Blvd., Kansas City, KS 66160. Both locations can be reached at (913) 871-9785, or online at http://www.kufacialplasticsurgery.com or the KU Facial Plastic Surgery Facebook page.