Why doctors love SERMO

“I can speak freely because I am anonymous. I don't have to worry about my words getting back to a hospital administrator.”

Why doctors love SERMO

“Exciting doctor interaction, very helpful with difficult cases, very interesting social topics and discussions… It is a form of collective intelligence that allows individuals to achieve more than they could on their own.

Why doctors love SERMO

“Being a semi-anonymous environment actually allows for more honest and useful advice and comments. I get enough daily BS, PC crap in real life. I don't need more in the virtual life.”

Why doctors love SERMO

“You can’t just Google medicine, you need a human source. We have to go beyond ‘cookbook’ medicine, and seek reasonable, experienced minds to think through difficult and diverse cases.”

Why doctors love SERMO

If it was real life, we’d all hang out.

Why doctors love SERMO

Diverse. Interactive. Interesting and also sometimes funny. One does not feel alone.

Why doctors love SERMO

“Medicine is fun, when it’s without the intrusion of multiple third parties. We love posting cases on SERMO...we get to practice medicine even if we don’t get paid for it.”

Why doctors love SERMO

“Doctors don't have the time to come to a real doctors' lounge any more. On SERMO we can ask questions and share our lives and frustrations. Whenever we feel stressed out, we come to get support and find it. Any time of the day.”

Why doctors love SERMO

I actually shared a medical mistake for the benefit of my peers on SERMO...but would not have done so if I was identified.”

Why doctors love SERMO

“Regulators are forcing us to comply with rules and docs hardly get a voice. We’re made to feel isolated and alone. It’s overwhelming but SERMO is THE place where we can finally talk and feel like we are not alone. We know that we’re all in the same boat.”

Why doctors love SERMO

“I think SERMO has nailed it. If I want to read a clinical discussion, I can do that. If I want to read something funny, I can do that. If I want to get into politics, I can do that. If I need help with a patient, I have a place to do that.”

Why doctors love SERMO

Had I not read a post on SERMO, I would not have nailed the diagnosis.

Why doctors love SERMO

"Medicine should have a unified world community. Despite political, cultural and ethnic differences, people have the same enemy: disease and everyday problems… I learned many things and have made many doc-friends. Thank you”

Why doctors love SERMO

“These days doctors are super busy and don’t have time to stop what they are doing and find a colleague with the appropriate expertise.”

Why doctors love SERMO

[SERMO] is the only forum that I know of that has been able to provide a safe atmosphere for us [doctors] to talk with each other in the same language. It has also been a place where I have felt welcome and received a lot of support when I have needed it.


    What doctors can do on SERMO

    SOLVE

    Medical crowdsourcing in action

    Help your peers by sharing and solving challenging cases! Converse with your colleagues and help us build the largest medical databank of real live cases, questions and answers.

    RATE

    For doctors, by doctors

    Read real reviews of treatments from around the world and leave your own feedback for peers

    DISCUSS

    Talk with your peers
    about real world medicine.

    EARN

    Get paid for your perspective

    SERMO disburses more honoraria to doctors than most any other organization in the world. Last year SERMO paid out $16 Million USD in honoraria to doctors worldwide.

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    What at first seemed like a normal cough was really a rare, life-threatening condition. (Photo: Getty Images) When Utah-based urgent care physician Easton D. Jackson, MD, saw a 14-year-old boy for a garden-variety concern, he didn’t think much of it.

    Here are the apps that will provide healthcare technicians with an advantage in 2017

    There are more than two million apps available for both Apple and Android devices, so it’s not surprising that over 10,000 of those are dedicated to healthcare—many of which are geared toward physicians.

    Experts say new Drug Ratings Tool is groundbreaking

    The global social network for physicians, SERMO, has created a new Drug Ratings Tool that will make it easier for those in the medical field to share valuable information.

    Meet the Facebook for doctors

    When a thyroid cancer patient walked into Dr Richard Armstrong's surgery in a very rural part of Michigan in 2008, the general surgeon was able to operate and remove the affected gland.

    Board Certification and Fees Anger Doctors

    Dr. Jonathan Weiss is tired of passing exams. A triple-board-certified physician from upstate New York, Dr. Weiss retakes a long written test in each of his specialties — internal, pulmonary and critical care medicine — every 10 years to maintain his board certification.

    Docs To Candidates: Your Ideas For Slashing Drug Prices Won't Work

    The top Democratic presidential candidates will be heading to the debate stage tonight, and the problem of sky-high drug prices could very well end up on the agenda.

    Innovating the doctor’s lounge

    The doctor’s lounge used to be a great meeting place for doctors. A place where only doctors could go to discuss medical cases and share the stresses of everyday practice.

    Crowdsourcing: the answer for rare disease diagnosis?

    The main challenges in the diagnosis of rare disease are apparent, there are 7,000 identified rare diseases with hundreds of new diseases being discovered annually.

    Doctor Participation Drops As Obamacare Enrollment Begins

    Even as some of the nation’s largest health insurers scale back participation on public exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, doctors and hospitals expect a slight decrease in engagement on the Obamacare marketplace for 2017.

    Less than half of global doctors convinced on biosimilars; poll

    Even as some of the nation’s largest health insurers scale back participation on public exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, doctors and hospitals expect a slight decrease in engagement on the Obamacare marketplace for 2017.

    Could New ICD-10 Medical Codes Put the Health Industry in Sick Bay?

    October is the first month health insurers and medical-care providers have to use new government-mandated ICD-10 medical codes.

    Doctors are cutting opioids, even if it harms patients

    More than half of doctors across America are curtailing opioid prescriptions, and nearly 1 in 10 have stopped prescribing the drugs, according to a new nationwide online survey.

    Doctors are cutting opioids, even if it harms patients

    More than half of doctors across America are curtailing opioid prescriptions, and nearly 1 in 10 have stopped prescribing the drugs, according to a new nationwide online survey.

    Doctors are cutting opioids, even if it harms patients

    More than half of doctors across America are curtailing opioid prescriptions, and nearly 1 in 10 have stopped prescribing the drugs, according to a new nationwide online survey.

    Doubts remain as California allows girls and women to get more birth control without a prescription

    Doubts remain as California allows girls and women to get more birth control without a prescription

    The word “provider” should be politically incorrect

    It turns out that when Shakespeare asked, “What’s in a name?” he didn’t have medical providers in mind. In the last decade, the nondescript and confusing term “provider” has crept into the American medical lexicon thanks to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services...

    World AIDS Day: Majority of doctors believe pre-exposure prophylaxis will reduce HIV infection

    It turns out that when Shakespeare asked, “What’s in a name?” he didn’t have medical providers in mind. In the last decade, the nondescript and confusing term “provider” has crept into the American medical lexicon thanks to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services...

    Physician Social Media 101

    Many doctors are on the fence about whether using social media is beneficial to their practice. A number of physicians are concerned that patients may attempt to contact them through social media sites, which can encroach on ‘off duty’ time when arrangements for on call colleagues to cover patient matters have already been put in place.

    How to Get More Students to Become Physicians

    Though many countries are struggling with a shrinking physician workforce, the U.S. in particular has created unnecessary and unique challenges for students seeking to become physicians: massive student debt.

    They Got What Stuck Where?

    Among the hundreds of thousands of entries in the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System database last year, there are a handful of cringe worthy ones that stand out: at least 53 instances of objects lodged in patients’ rectums.


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