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How many of you feel like your patients consider you the 2nd opinion after first consulting Dr. Google? How much of your time is spent fighting through a jungle of pseudo science and misinformation just to reach your patients? Why is it so hard to earn their trust? With all the talk today of fake news, the erosion of journalism and the shallow miasma of modern media things look pretty grim. But this is Peerspectrum. Lamenting over the state of affairs is not what we do here. Despite the circumstances, there are some out there (particularly physicians) engaging these problems head on. Today's guest is one of them. Dr. Alok Patel is a Pediatrician and associate professor at Columbia University, in New York City. He's also rising voice among physicians using modern media to defend and advance medicine. Alok is a regular contributor to Medscape, and he has recurring segment on ABC News. While he rubs shoulders with people like Katie Couric and Whoopi Goldberg, he's not afraid to get his hand dirty, even dodging attacks and personally fighting it out on social media. This is great episode here folks and one of real importance today. Let's get started...