Blog | Monday, May 25, 2015

Which social media platform should doctors use first?

Which social media platform should doctors use first?

My recommendations are LinkedIn or Doximity.

These are professional social networking sites where a profile on one of these sites is no more than a digital translation of your resume. There are some differences between the 2. I think LinkedIn generally gets ranked higher on Google searches, but Doximity has staff members who can enter your CV into their system for you. It’s a great time saver.

Also, Doximity profiles get simulcasted on a U.S. News & World Report website, and that’s like getting 2 profiles for the price of 1.

So, my recommendations for your first social media platform: LinkedIn or Doximity.

Better yet, do both.

Kevin Pho, MD, ACP Member is co-author of Establishing, Managing, and Protecting Your Online Reputation: A Social Media Guide for Physicians and Medical Practices. He is founder and editor of, where this post originally appeared.