Updated: May 2
Gentle, kind and unassuming, @DrLindagirgis, mega Internet influencer and Editor-in-Chief for Physicians Weekly, was a delight to talk with in this episode. Listen to her take on how the pandemic has affected healthcare and her own patients, especially being in the greater New York City area.
What’s changed over time, what we’re learning, on kids and school, and how to best use social media for coping, staying informed and developing life-changing relationships. While she knows how to speak truth to power, she is also a person who acts in terms of principles of kindness and inclusivity. With over 104K followers on Twitter, she is always looking out for those who need help and guidance, whether it’s medical students, the homeless and even an aspiring author/podcast host. Concise with a great heart. Episode has lots of good advice.
Dr. Linda Girgis MD, FAAFP, is a dedicated board-certified family physician in private practice in South River, New Jersey and its surrounding communities.
She is a clinical assistant professor at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School as well as a faculty member of CME courses at Harvard Medical School.
Originally from Pennsylvania, Dr. Girgis received her medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine. She went on to complete her residency at Sacred Heart Hospital, a program affiliated with Temple University, during which time she was recognized as intern of the year by the faculty.
Because of her commitment to excellence, Dr. Girgis has continued to earn awards and recognition from her peers and a variety of industry bodies, including:
Most nominated Health IT Change Agent of 2015 by Health IT Outcomes
Named one of the top 10 doctors to follow on Twitter by Compass Healthcare Redefined, October 2015
Named one of the top 100 healthcare influencers by HealthJoy, September 2015
Named one of the 10 doctors that others follow on twitter by MDigital Life February 2016
Named one of the top 5 Women in Healthcare blogs in 2016 by Live Clinic.
Named one of The Top 50 Health IT Blogs by HealthTech, 2017
She is an Advisory Board member for SERMO; a board member of Protect the Pecs Foundation as well as a medical advisory board member for Practicing Physicians for America. Additionally, she is a blogger for Physician’s Weekly, Physicians Practice, PlatformQ Health and MedicalPractice Insider, as well as a guest columnist for Medcity News, PM360 and Health IT Outcomes. She has published articles in several other media outlets. Dr. Girgis has written five books: Inside Our Broken Healthcare System, The War on Doctors, The Healthcare Apocalypse, Pandemic Rising and The Scent of Jasmine. She has been interviewed in US News, CNN, Reader’s Digest, on NBC Nightly News, and in many others.
Follow her on Twitter: @DrLindaMD
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