More doctors in TikTok trouble

The social media platform is the perfect place to educate teens — but some doctors are being criticised going too far

More medics have landed in the firing line after their health-related videos on the social media platform TikTok went viral.

The latest under fire is a US emergency doctor, who has been accused of shaming patients who present to emergency with general practice issues.

In the video, Dr Erin Boyd, from Tallahasse Memorial Healthcare in Florida, dances while telling viewers to “leave the emergencies for the ER”.

The video, in which she targets patients presenting to emergency for a “check up”, has already wracked up more than 2.5 million views, along with many negative comments, some from other doctors.

 

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