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How can you ever ask a question like that? Even if it were true, why would my doctor tell me?
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Social media's leading physician voice

Dr. Kevin Pho is a board-certified internal medicine physician and founder of, which Forbes called a "must-read health blog." Klout named him the web’s top social media influencer in health care and medicine, and CNN named @KevinMD one of its five recommended Twitter health feeds.

He is also co-author of the book, Establishing, Managing, and Protecting Your Online Reputation: A Social Media Guide for Physicians and Medical Practices.

Transforming his social media presence into a mainstream media voice, he has been interviewed on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, and his commentary regularly appears in USA Today, where he is a member of their editorial Board of Contributors, as well as CNN and the New York Times.  His opinion pieces highlight the challenges everyday doctors face, ranging from the primary care shortage to the epidemic of physician burnout.

His dual perspectives as a practicing physician and a health care social media leader contribute to his unique social media journey. He shares his story in keynotes nationwide, with audiences that include the PRSA Health Academy, Healthcare Internet Conference, Massachusetts Medical Society, American Academy of Otolaryngology, Texas Medical Association, the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, PAINWeek, and New England Journal of Medicine.

Dr. Pho practices primary care in Nashua, NH.  He received his medical degree and completed residency at Boston University School of Medicine, and is a member of the New Hampshire Union Leader’s 2010 class of New Hampshire's 40 Under Forty.

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No thanks to Michael Douglas for misleading statements about how HPV comes about.

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The dual narratives that define health reform

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As cancer-specific conversations continue to grow, it’s important to take a closer look at the physicians who are driving them.

The ultimate DIY project: Create your own EMR

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The dilemma we face, both as patients and as physicians, is that we don't know which men really need treatment.

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What I've learned from saving physicians from suicide

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