In the future, Dr. Timimi believes the center will lead the way in social media’s evolution, helping doctors prescribe social media opportunities and tools for patients, such as specific Facebook chats or apps for losing weight.
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Until then, the center will continue recreating and inventing social media learning opportunities.
“If you put good content in the hands of [people] online, when they become a patient, they’ll come to you for their medical care,” says Dr. Timimi. “Our obligation as providers is to walk with patients on their online journey.”
Carol Patton is a freelance journalist based in Las Vegas.