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

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