To The Editor Dr DeCamp and colleagues1 recently wrote about the online identities of physicians, stating that it is “operationally impossible” and “potentially harmful” to separate personal and professional identities. Rather than identity separation, they proposed physicians decide whether content is appropriate for a physician to be posting, regardless of the forum. We believe this latter point to be necessary, but not sufficient, for physicians to manage their online identity.
Crotty BH, Mostaghimi A, Arora VM. Online Identities of Physicians. JAMA. 2013;310(23):2566-2567. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.282144