From the Weblog Directory EatonWeb, I found another medical Weblog today .. Medpundit. Written by another family physician .. but she's using "not her real name." I'm not sure why she thinks this is necessary. My patients find this all of the time .. they seem to like it. Indeed, the weblog a way for me to share patient information and interesting medical information with my patients.
Makes me more transparent to my patients .. which I think is OK. I'm a human too. The paternalistic separation of physicians from "real people" serves to distance us from those we serve .. and yet they have invited us into the most intimate, meaningful parts of their lives. It's not too much, I think, to reveal our public commentary to them.