DocMatter offers members a secure and exclusive forum for clinical discussions.
Last fall, the College premiered a new member benefit – DocMatter. This web-based, virtual community for physician members is a forum for high-quality, clinical and practice management discussions. It’s also a unique platform for members to network.
Maybe you’ve got a tough case that you’d like other allergists to weigh in on. Or perhaps you’d like to discuss research you saw on an e-poster at the Annual Meeting. DocMatter is the ideal place to post your questions and comments.
The best part? DocMatter is a private platform limited exclusively to College members. It is safe and secure, so members can feel confident posting clinical questions. Unlike many social media groups or pages, all posts are monitored, providing protection against liability for us as individuals and for the College as an organization.
Since its initiation, the response has been overwhelmingly positive. “This is a very helpful service,” said Bobby Q. Lanier, MD, FACAAI, past president and an early adopter. “Thanks to the Board for recognizing a need.”
More than 1,600 College members are engaged on DocMatter. Topics have included hot-button issues such as asthma in competitive teen athletes, nasal polyps, telemedicine and alpha-gal allergy food challenges.
If you’re not active on DocMatter, I encourage you to take a look. Every College member has an active account, with a unique user name and password. You should have received an email from DocMatter with more details. DocMatter representatives have reached out to members to set account preferences. If you missed the communications and would like to become active on DocMatter, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
J. Allen Meadows, MD, FACAAI