Social Media

I am fascinated with social media and medicine and how Web 2.0, the interactive Internet, is changing the face of medicine.

Social media can be a great way to spread medical information. Articles, standards of practice, clinical opinions….I have seen (and appreciated) then all on Twitter, Facebook, comments, and blogs.

Because social media has information, it rightly informs our patients.

Because social media is available 24/7 it rightly interests our patients,

But because social media also has opinion. Because it is the personal experience. Because it is an emotional experience it captivates our patients.

And like you, I’m also one of those patients.

Here are some articles I’ve written on social media…

To blog or not to blog? What’s the answer for your practice?

Twitter 101 for OB/GYNs: Pearls, pitfalls and potential






For better, or maybe worse, your patients are judging your care on-line


9 thoughts on “Social Media

  1. I am a Women’s Health physical therapist.
    I am on Twitter too (@CherylLynnRudd) and enjoy your posts and blog.

    Would enjoy any questions or comments on my blog to get me going.


    Posted by Cheryl Lynn Rudd | October 26, 2011, 2:42 am
  2. Hi Dr Gunter – At WhichDoc we are also passionate about how social media can and will change the face of medicine. We believe there is a lot of untapped knowledge within social networks that can be used by patients to make better healthcare choices. Check out short (slightly humorous) intro video at Would love your thoughts/feedback on something like this.

    Thank you!
    Rob Morelli

    Posted by Rob Morelli | November 3, 2011, 4:01 pm
  3. Hi Dr. Jen. I’m the developer of Kegel Aerobics & Prostate Aerobics Apps. Men don’y have a clue that PCs exist, and women have been led to believe that a random squeeze while waiting will build PCs. Men are numb & dumb. Women are being ripped off by wrong information. Help me to get the word out. I will be happy to gift you an app & have a conversation with you. 305 720 4797

    Posted by Dr. Herb Ross | June 25, 2012, 8:55 am
  4. Hi Dr Jen, first of all, thank you for creating a page like this one, it’s about time! Where can I get some info out of you?

    Posted by Mandy | December 27, 2012, 12:14 pm
  5. Dear Dr. Gunter:

    It is a pleasant surprise to find you on the Internet with so many followers and I am very much impressed by your achievement in women’s health. I am Dr. Lin Tao, who worked at UMKC in Kansas City in the 1990s. I met you in Dr. Faro’s laboratory at KU Medical Center several times when I collaborated with Dr. Faro to study Lactobacillus and bacterial vaginosis. I am now a professor at University of Illinois at Chicago.

    I am writing to you today to tell you a great news for women suffering from vaginal dryness, atrophy and painful sex. My wife, an OBGYN and a drug developer, has invented a new suppository called “NeuEve.” Because it is made with all natural ingredients, it is not classified as a drug, but a personal care product, so no claims can be made per FDA regulation. But customers who used the product said that it helped to improve their vaginal dryness, atrophy and painful sex, even for women who could not have vaginal sex for more than one year due to severe atrophy and women who are treated with estrogen but without effect. This product has saved many marriages. It will be great for postmenopausal women and breast cancer survivors who have vaginal dryness, atrophy, painful sex or unable to have vaginal sex due to severe atrophy.

    Since you have great passion for women who suffer these symptoms, you may be interested in testing this product with your patients. My wife’s contact is:

    Renjie Chang, MD

    Best regards,

    Lin Tao

    Posted by Dr. Lin Tao | April 20, 2013, 2:33 pm
  6. I just stumbled on your site and am very interesting in learning more about your work. Thanks for what you are doing!

    Posted by bryskates | June 22, 2013, 2:48 pm
  7. Dr. Jen, I’m back to blogging, after a brief techinical hiatus. Would love your thoughts on my most recent post:

    Posted by Bill Metaxas, DPM | July 5, 2013, 12:00 pm
  8. You were lucky St Thomas (we called Tommy) wasn’t very busy that day! It has a large catchment population from S London. The NHS does not charge emergency but has been exploited by people from abroad for more “planned” treatment. St Thomas is the showcase from the government on modernisation & many other things. I have been in the NHS for over 4 decades & have worked in the private sector as well as in N America and Europe. We have been trying to reform (following the US model!) so the free treatment probably won’t be anymore…. Each successive government has traumatised the NHS further and to impose further cut on health and education & social services in the UK so will there be a future??? The staff have been struggling with the onslaught since this century began. It’s breaking my heart to see the great NHS disappearing…. 1948 it was instituted.

    Posted by JC | August 14, 2014, 1:57 pm
  9. Dr. Gunter,

    I’m writing on behalf of women and babies who have been harmed by the negligent care of under-trained, uneducated midwives in out-of-hospital settings (home births and freestanding birth centers). We oppose the licensing of midwives who are not AMCB certified. We’ve created a petition to advocate for minimum regulations that should apply to out-of-hospital midwives in every state:

    1. Require a License
    2. AMCB Certification
    3, Malpractice Insurance
    4. Low-risk Scope of Practice
    5. Report Outcomes to the Public
    6. Integrated System of Care

    These goals combine the priorities of women and the guidelines of the ACOG and the AAP with the aim of making out-of-hospital birth safer — as what we currently have is completely unacceptable. We also know that our petition will help raise awareness to the risks in choosing out-of-hospital birth… we want mothers to know exactly what they are choosing which is hard to do because the home birth movement promotes with too much misinformation (and even lies), covering up the risks of home birth and blowing the risks of hospital birth out of proportion.

    Please read our petition and sign it here and SHARE:

    I write about the shortcomings of our current home birth system (and other issues) for babyMed, the website of Dr. Amos Grunebaum, ObGyn:

    and on my personal site:

    If you have any suggestions or anything you can do to help us reach more people with our petition, we would greatly appreciate the help/insight.

    Thank you,
    Dani Repp

    Posted by Doula Dani | April 6, 2015, 5:42 pm

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Recent Tweets


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 27,796 other followers

%d bloggers like this: