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HealthTap would like to present Dr. Ted King, a Founding Medical Expert. Dr. King is a Diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology, practicing full time and serving as the National Medical Director at the Vein Clinics of America office in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois. Dr.King has been actively involved in medical education as a Clinical Instructor at Rush Medical College and the Stritch School of Medicine, as well as a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Illinois-College of Medicine. He has received great recognition for his work, including the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award three times. He is a Fellow of the American College of Phlebology and is a charter member of the International Executive Committee of the Venous Association of India.

Dr. King understands the importance of the patient-physician interaction through social media. He says “that consumers are increasingly choosing their physicians by how ‘likeable’ they are, not by their credentials. This is why it is so important for physicians to be proactive in social media interaction, and appear to be authentic and engaging.” He appreciates the transition to an environment that allows the patient to reach the doctor outside of the office, in the convenience of his or her own home.

This is evident through his active engagement on HealthTap. Dr. King has established himself as the doctor to talk to regarding anything and everything related to veins. We appreciate Dr. King’s passion for people and medicine, and for being a pioneer in the interaction between patients and physicians via social media.