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NJ Family doctor speaking up from the front-lines of medicine. Author of 4 books. Top 5 Women Healthcare bloggers.Tweets not medical advice. #CopticChristian

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LindaGirgis,MD
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enjoyed doing this podcast american pain management problem and the leading cause of death for people under 50
Enjoyed doing this podcast! American Pain Management Problem and the Leading Cause of Death for people Under 50 with Experts Dr. Girgis and Dr. Ibrahim https://t.co/E87J4HLa6Z via @lowellwashere
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LindaGirgis,MD
DrLindaMD
is it just me or did the appearance of twitter change in mid tweet
Is it just me or did the appearance of @twitter change in mid-tweet?
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LindaGirgis,MD
DrLindaMD
people should be accountable when they give wrong medical information on line
@up_nort Peo @Robertn800p @tmdeangelole @B52Malmet @Sir_Bradfords @DilbertLoveh @DaShanneStokeso @bschapiroMDu @eugenegul @herschmdd @drsanjaygupta @MarkSeamonMDb @DrGJackBrowne @TheDemocrats @fundera @TheJennyMShowccountable when they give wrong medical information on line.
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LindaGirgis,MD
DrLindaMD
i think she might have got her medical education on google no fake info there you know didn t you know reading
@boysek @BaptistMom @forrestmaready1973I think she might have got her medical education on google (no fake info there you know). Didn't you know reading some online blogs makes you know more medicine than someone who went to 8 years of school + 3 or more years of specialty medical training?
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LindaGirgis,MD
DrLindaMD
i think it depends i think we should be educating the public on healthcare and we have a right to our own poli
@dr_hansa I think @bruce_y_lee @DrHowardLiui @BetaMommat @kcawcutt depend @DrRobertGlatters @AlokPatelMD. @DrTanyaAltmann I think we should be educating the public on healthcare. And we have a right to our own political and religious opinions. But, selling non-evidence products is a different story.
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LindaGirgis,MD
DrLindaMD
glad you never gave up
@mirvatalasnag @LoriShemekG @rahatheart1l @fitmslaxa @hmkyaled @AlainBouchardmd @DocSavageTJUy @hvanspallo @LoggheMDu @AliElzieny @jeffreygesken @lamelaspabloe @Almanfi_Cardiov @DrDeniseMDe @CancerGeekr @MyPowertalk @Dr_Melag @lauralloyd26_2a @Ann_Nonymous_MDv @HeidiHmorettie @cegarber @DrUmeshPrabhuu @antonietadia @mfarcaz15p!
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LindaGirgis,MD
DrLindaMD
i think if someone needs an organ they need an organ we don t judge same way if a murderer needs medical servi
@perbinder @DrGolfShirtI @colmjmccarthy @medicalaxiomst @DrSuperSaltyh @AlexAndersonMDi @RachelintheOCn @Orthofactsk @Doc_Cha @AmyGDalaMDi @NeilFlochMDn @THORthopod @Adamhill1212i @_crochezf @MDaware @ReporterPhoenixs @BurgartBioethixo @RichShippym @DrKeithKantore @NaanDerthaalone needs an organ they need an organ. We don't judge. Same way if a murderer needs medical services to save their life. We do our job.
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LindaGirgis,MD
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those things can definitely affect your whole career i would like to help change this being white i don t have
@MikeMcClurkin @DrMelodyMcCloudT @physicianswklyh @RMilesMDo @divadocsbosse things can definitely affect your whole career. I would like to help change this. Being white, I don't have any personal experience in the effects of this. Are there any groups or sites that have statistics? I would like to raise more awareness to this.
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LindaGirgis,MD
DrLindaMD
i agree that it can t be a coincidence why do you think this is the case implicent bias or just outright racis
@MikeMcClurkin @DrMelodyMcCloudI @physicianswkly @RMilesMDa @divadocsbosgree that it can't be a coincidence. Why do you think this is the case? Implicent bias or just outright racism? It is indeed unacceptable.
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LindaGirgis,MD
DrLindaMD
i agree what can be done to change this we are hosting a twitter chat in may with about microaggressions in me
@RMilesMD I agree. What can be done to change this? We are hosting a Twitter chat in May with @physicianswkly about microaggressions in medicine regarding race. Would love your input.
Cc: @divadocsbos @DrJRMarcelin
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LindaGirgis,MD
DrLindaMD
dear what should i tell my patient who has severe daily headaches for the past 9 years from the bullet lodged
Dear ,
What should I tell my patient who has severe daily headaches for the past 9 years from the bullet lodged in her head. Doctors were unable to remove it because of the location. She had a restraining order against the shooter.
#ThisISMyLane #ThisISOurLane
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LindaGirgis,MD
DrLindaMD
if anyone wants to sign the open letter to the the link is below as doctors we should be committed to continue
If anyone wants to sign the open letter to the , the link is below.
As doctors, we should be committed to continue speaking out about and#gunviolence conducting evidence-based research.

#ThisIsOurLane https://t.co/8YoXai7KXW
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LindaGirgis,MD
DrLindaMD
many people are blaming immigrants 4 the recent measles outbreak at this point 3rd world countries probably ha
Many people are blaming immigrants 4 the recent measles outbreak. At this point, 3rd world countries probably have better vaccination rates than we do. On a missionary trip, I saw mothers walking 5 hours thru the rain forest just so their kids could get vaccinated. #VaccinesWork
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LindaGirgis,MD
DrLindaMD
fact part of my job as a doctor now is fighting these prior authorizations to get patients the medications the
FACT: Part of my job as a doctor now is fighting these prior-authorizations to get patients the medications they need. FACT: There is no medical evidence in the denials that I receive. FACT: They don't care that the patient may die without the medication. https://t.co/bk12XgdNMp
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LindaGirgis,MD
DrLindaMD
april is as a child i used to fantasize that a superhero would come and save me no one ever came if you know e
April is #ChildAbusePreventionMonth. As a child, I used to fantasize that a superhero would come and save me. No one ever came.
If you know enough children, chances are you know 1 who is being abused. Pay attention and speak up. Be the #superhero that saves a child.
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LindaGirgis,MD
DrLindaMD
my daughter was on the news at her school one girl attacked another because of her religious affiliation at a
My daughter was on the news. At her school, one girl attacked another because of her religious affiliation. At a public meeting about it, my daughter told the superintendent (everyone given chance to speak) he has no integrity if he allows a hate crime to happen w/o repercussions
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LindaGirgis,MD
DrLindaMD
the world of ehr
The world of #EHR
LindaGirgis,MD
DrLindaMD
during the month of april the bill and melinda gates foundation will donate 1 to for every social media post u
During the month of April, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will donate $1 to @UNICEF for every social media post using the hashtag #VaccinesWork up to $1 million. Let's help help public health around the world and raise awareness of vaccine safety.
@physicianswkly https://t.co/vEyaWwFs28
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LindaGirgis,MD
DrLindaMD
the average salary of insurance company ceos is gt 10 million yr amp i can t get an insulin pen covered 4 a 10
The average salary of insurance company CEOs is > $10 million/yr.
& I can't get an insulin pen covered 4 a 10 yrr old just dxd w/ Diabetes.
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LindaGirgis,MD
DrLindaMD
study primary care doctors increase life expectancy but does anyone care via forbes physicianswkly
Study: Primary Care Doctors Increase Life Expectancy, But Does Anyone Care? via @forbes https://t.co/9oz69IXTBx
@physicianswkly
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Total(1) => 0.099365949630737 f_f_QM(2) => 0.071761846542358 indS(2) => 0.02662992477417 indM(2) => 0.042922019958496 indM_1(2) => 0.0023219585418701 indM_2(2) => 0.0007481575012207 indM_4(2) => 0.0020678043365479 indM_5(2) => 0.0026619434356689 indM_6(2) => 0.01200795173645 indM_7(2) => 0.0041711330413818 indM_8(2) => 0.0011801719665527 indM_9(2) => 0.0088310241699219 indM_10(2) => 0.0083699226379395 f_f_pTL(2) => 0.025658845901489 f_f_dT(20) => 0.025026082992554