Tweetcap: Are you a ‘provider’?

The term “provider” has been hotly debated in medical circles for years. Jennifer Weiss, MD, a pediatric orthopedist at Southern California Permanente Medical Group, recently raised the topic on social media that started a larger conversation.

 

A flurry of insights and opinions on the subject soon followed…

 

…some delved into the meaning attached to words that describe medical professionals…

 

…an academic perspective was also offered…

 

…there was even a Star Trek reference to drive the point home…

 

…the topic inspired conversations about other terminology…

 

…ideas for educating future generations of physicians were shared…

 

…and the campaign to continue this conversation is going strong…

 

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