Physicians get a 'MySpace' of their own

May 10, 2007

A new U.S. Web site has been launched for a very limited audience: physicians wishing to relax among their peers.

Dr. Myo Thant, a Baltimore oncologist with 26 years in practice, has created RelaxDoc.com, a members-only social networking Web site designed to help doctors relax and, hopefully, halt an increasing trend of physicians leaving medicine because of stress and medical students and residents shunning rigorous specialties.

If such trends continue, experts warn, the level of U.S. medical care will be negatively affected.

So Thant created RelaxDoc -- which he describes as a "MySpace meets Craigslist."

"RelaxDoc provides the forum for expression, entertainment and socializing physicians need, as well as other perks that will help them relax and enjoy life -- and work -- more," said Thant.

RelaxDoc also allows physicians to broker discount deals on vacations and myriad goods from major retailers, as well as posting their own classified ads for anything -- just for other physicians.

Copyright 2007 by United Press International

Explore further: A scientific first: Team engineers photograph radiation beams in human body through Cherenkov effect

Related Stories

Intelligent training with a fitness shirt and an E-bike

November 4, 2013

Fabric manufacturers are experiencing a revolution: If clothing previously offered protection against the cold, rain, and snow, the trend now is toward intelligent, proactive, high-tech textiles like self-cleaning jackets, ...

Statistics can dispel global misconceptions, unveil truths

November 1, 2012

A few minutes before a recent lecture at Paine Hall, global health statistician Hans Rosling stood onstage, head down, and ran through his PowerPoint images. One showed the bespectacled Swede chest-deep in water. The caption ...

Recommended for you

Machine Translates Thoughts into Speech in Real Time

December 21, 2009

(PhysOrg.com) -- By implanting an electrode into the brain of a person with locked-in syndrome, scientists have demonstrated how to wirelessly transmit neural signals to a speech synthesizer. The "thought-to-speech" process ...

Quantum Theory May Explain Wishful Thinking

April 14, 2009

(PhysOrg.com) -- Humans don’t always make the most rational decisions. As studies have shown, even when logic and reasoning point in one direction, sometimes we chose the opposite route, motivated by personal bias or simply ...

0 comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.