The Doctor Is In

So, for a while now I’ve been considering something but not acting on it: letting my husband post on my blog.  This is, after all, my space.  It’s where I talk about…well…the stuff he’s tired of hearing me talk about.  So, we made a deal.  I’ll let him post every now and then as long as he promises not to blog about sports.

See, my husband is a pediatrician(a very good one, I might add).  And he has a lot of soap boxes that I’m tired of hearing about really good information to share with parents everywhere.

BUT…here’s the deal: main concern with medical blogging is the whole liability thing.  It wasn’t until the Healthcare by Committee session at BlogHer this year that I realized that there are physicians who do blog(like Dr. Gwenn and Dr. Jennifer Shu).   And as long as he doesn’t violate any HIPAA regulations, and as long as everyone remembers that what he writes here is for informational purpose only, we’ll be fine.  You can’t sue him because this is not a doctor-patient relationship.  And if you have a specific problem, an usual situation or just think that what he says doesn’t sound right…then call your child’s actual physician, and talk to him or her.

Also, he’s a pediatrician, not a god.  (We don’t do the god complex thing around here.  And along those same lines, I hate being referred to as “a doctor’s wife”.)  And although he’s pretty awesome, he’s a real person with real feelings.  So if you disagree with him, be nice about it.  Or I will block you.  ‘Cause it’s my blog and I’m the queen of The Ivey League, and I can do what I want here.

Check back later today for his first post: Fever in Kids.

3 Responses to The Doctor Is In
  1. Issa
    August 28, 2009 | 5:17 pm

    He is kind of teh awesome though. 😉

    Truly, I appreciate his fever advice so, so much.