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Dr. Eric Ashkin Expands Social Network To Improve Communication With Patients
ROCKVILLE, MD – An estimated 70 percent of primary care physicians and oncologists utilize social media at least once per month, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Eric Ashkin, an Obstetrician and Gynecologist at Potomac Obstetrics & Gynecology uses social media more frequently to interact with patients and provide valuable and reliable health information.
"Education and information is a large part of what I and my team offer patients," explains Dr. Ashkin, a Montgomery County gynecologist. "Social media is proof that this education does not always have to happen in the office, but that patients can also access it well outside of the office."
Dr. Ashkin communicates with his patients via Facebook, Twitter and a frequently updated blog. On his blog, you can find such topics as "Caring for Yourself During Pregnancy," practice-specific information on hysterectomies and "Cervical Cancer Screening Month" information. The blog is updated anywhere from once to twice per month to provide information that ties in closely with the services offered at Potomac Obstetrics & Gynecology in Rockville, MD.
On his Facebook page, Dr. Ashkin shares updates from community benefits projects to conferences and presentations Dr. Ashkin frequently speaks at. You can also view images of the newly opened Rockville office and even from Dr. Ashkin's visit to the ViaCord cord blood bank. As July is "Cord Blood Awareness" month, now is an excellent time to ask about this option at an upcoming prenatal visit.
In addition to information, you can read reviews from patients about their experiences with Potomac Obstetrics & Gynecology -- and patients are invited to share their own.
Patients can also follow Dr. Ashkin on Twitter at @PotomacObGyn. Dr. Ashkin and his partners Dr. Poshni and Masiky share photos, videos and updates -- in 160 characters or less, of course -- with patients and "followers."
As social media remains a growing method for patients to access and interact with their physicians, Dr. Ashkin and the entire Potomac Obstetrics & Gynecology team are committed to growing their social network as patients rely on them when growing their families.
"We want our patients to count on us, and this is one way of continuing to reach out to them," Dr. Ashkin says. "We listen to what they have to say and are always looking to improve our practice and services."
To view our social networking websites, please visit the Potomac Obstetrics & Gynecology website at www.PotomacOBGyn.com. On the left-hand side of the website are links to click on to view our Facebook, Twitter and blog pages. For more information or to make an appointment, please call (301) 569-6301.
About Potomac Obstetrics & Gynecology: Potomac Obstetrics & Gynecology is a group of three physicians that have been in practice in Maryland together for the better part of the past 10 years, consisting of Drs. Eric Ashkin, MD, Allya P. Poshni, MD, and Leslie B. Masiky, MD. Together they provide an array of services including hysterectomies, menopause treatment, and others. Dr. Eric Ashkin is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and is currently a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, being board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology since 2004. Dr. Allya P. Poshni is also a Fellow with the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and has been board certified since 2003. She is an experienced Robotic Surgeon specializing in advanced gynecologic surgery utilizing the daVinci surgical system.