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The Impact of Social Media on Healthcare

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Dr..Paula C. Goldenberg, a geneticist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, has been holding a new kind of "clinic" -- online, in Facebook -- since last July.  In a mere four months she has gathered 2200 followers worldwide.

Dr. Goldenberg shares her excitement about the use of social media in reaching and empowering people affected by rare conditions, helping them to find better care and improve their quality of life

Hear her conversation with Robin and Joyce about the powerful role social media can play in providing healthcare information.

Dr. Paula Goldenberg is a medical genetics doctor in Boston, Massachusetts and is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She received her medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 12 years. Dr. Goldenberg accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. She is one of 11 doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital who specialize in Medical Genetics.