As part of a continuing series, Why We Tweet, Neurology Today is profiling neurologists who are active Twitter users to learn what they like about the social media feed.
Eric P. Baron, DO (Twitter handle: @Neuralgroover)
Place of work: Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute, Center for Neurological Restoration - Headache and Chronic Pain Medicine, Cleveland, OH
Subspecialty: Headache and facial pain
Years on Twitter: Seven
WHY DID YOU JOIN TWITTER? For new information and updates in the neurology and headache/facial pain specialties, as well as for breaking news around the world (which always seems to pop up in the trending Twitter feed first).
HOW DO YOU HELP SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT NEUROLOGY? I tweet out links and information related to neurology and headache/facial pain. In addition to general educational information, I try to keep tweets to a combination of cutting edge information and updates, along with interesting facts and stories related to these specialty areas.
WHO DO YOU FOLLOW?
* American Academy of Neurology: @AANmember
* American Headache Society: @ahsheadache
* International Headache Society: @ihs_official
* National Headache Foundation: @NHF
* American Headache and Migraine Association: @AHMAOrg
WHAT WERE YOUR PROUDEST MOMENTS ON TWITTER? When Headache Currents of the journal Headache tweeted out that an article I wrote had become their most accessed article. https://twitter.com/HeadacheCurrent/status/685483409129357314
ARE THERE ANY TWEETS YOU REGRETTED? No, I keep it neutral and apolitical while attempting to be informational, educational, and sometimes entertaining with unique stories and articles.
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR MOST UNEXPECTED MOMENT IN 140 CHARACTERS OR LESS? Being followed on Twitter by quite a few different celebrities.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE NEUROLOGY TWEET? I can't say that I have a favorite tweet necessarily. This was a tweet of mine from a popular interview/educational lecture I did on the very interesting history of medicinal cannabis use in pain and headache. http://bit.ly/twitter_baron
—As told to Orly Avitzur, MD, MBA, FAAN, chair of the AAN Medical Economics & Management Committee and associate editor of Neurology Today.