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Comment & Response
December 18, 2013

Online Identities of Physicians—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Berman Institute of Bioethics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 2Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

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JAMA. 2013;310(23):2567-2568. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.282167

In Reply We agree with Dr Crotty and colleagues that physicians should be proactive in how they create and manage their online presence. This includes regularly reviewing and monitoring their online presence, as guidelines suggest.1,2 We also agree that the choice to share personal elements, such as family portraits or hobbies, rests with the physician alone.