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SOCIAL MEDIA LIVE CHAT TERMS OF SERVICE
1. Please do not identify any patient by name as we will delete your comment in order to protect privacy.
2. Remember that social media is a public platform. If you post on our Facebook page, people can see what you say. If you wish to send a private message with your question, then please do so. When posting information on our Facebook page, we will omit names from questions sent via private message.
3. The information provided and opinions expressed by physicians during Physician Live Chat are those of the physician. Physicians participating in our Physician Live Chat are independent contractors and not employees, agents or representatives of St. Thomas Surgicare.
4. Physician Live Chat provides general educational information. This information is not provided in the course of a professional relationship between a health care provider and a patient. It is not intended to be, and should not be used as, a substitute for medical treatment by a health care professional. Information provided through Physician Live Chat does not constitute nor is it intended as a diagnosis of your condition or a recommendation about the course of treatment for your particular circumstances. You should never disregard or delay seeking medical advice from a physician because of what you have read on our Facebook page. You should not assume that information on a particular topic posted on our Facebook page is complete or up-to-date.
5. If you are looking for a physician, call 1-866-358-4DOC (4362) for a free physician referral.
6. If you feel that you are experiencing a medical emergency, please contact 911.