Saturday, 21 May 2016

Meet the top 3 doctors with the highest followers on Twitter

By Layo Coker

The top three followed doctors on Twitter are: Dr Drew Pinsky (@drdrew) with 3.18 million followers, Dr Gupta (@drsanjaygupta) who has 2.03 million followers, followed by Dr Asa Andrew (@drasa) with 1.03 million followers.

Dr Drew with 3,183,017 followers, is an American board-certified internist (Internal Medicine), addiction medicine specialist and a media personality.

He has hosted the nationally syndicated radio talk show Loveline since the show's inception in 1984.
Pinsky is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Mirror Effect: How Celebrity Narcissism is Seducing America (Harper-Collins) and Cracked: Putting Broken Lives Together Again (Harper-Collins).

Dr. Drew co-authored the first academic study on celebrities and narcissism. The study was published in the Journal of Research in Personality (Elsevier) and received worldwide press coverage.

Dr. Pinsky received his undergraduate degree from Amherst College and his M.D. from the University of Southern California, School of Medicine, where he remained for his residency. Pinsky then became chief resident at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena.
He is a diplomat of the American Board of Addiction Medicine and the American Board of Internal Medicine. He has been appointed to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and is a Fellow with the American College of Physicians (FACP). Dr. Drew is also a member of the board for the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

Pinsky lives in Pasadena, California with his wife Susan and has triplets attending various universities.
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Dr. Sanjay Gupta with 2.03 million followers, is the Emmy®-award winning chief medical correspondent for the Health, Medical & Wellness unit at CNN.

Gupta, a practicing neurosurgeon, plays an integral role in CNN's reporting on health and medical news for all of CNN's shows domestically and internationally, and contributes to His medical training and public health policy experience distinguishes his reporting from war zones and natural disasters, as well as on a range of medical and scientific topics, including the recent Ebola outbreak, brain injury, disaster recovery, health care reform, fitness, military medicine, and HIV/AIDS.

Additionally, Dr. Gupta is the host of Vital Signs for CNN International and Accent Health for Turner Private Networks.

Before joining CNN, Gupta completed neurosurgical fellowship at the Semmes Murphey Clinic and residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center. In 1997, he was selected as a White House Fellow, serving as a special advisor to First Lady Hillary Clinton.

Gupta contributes to the CBS newsmagazine 60 Minutes. He is the author of three New York Times best-selling books, Chasing Life (2007), Cheating Death (2009) and Monday Mornings (2012).

Known as America’s Health Coach, Dr. Asa Andrew who has 1 million followers on Twitter, is host of one of the fastest growing radio and television programs in North America designed to transform your health and your life. Dr. Asa is a health, nutrition, and fitness contributor to NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, and FOX and has appeared on many shows including Good Morning America and The 700 Club. As a physician to many professional athletes and celebrities, he is an internationally sought after speaker for many Fortune 500 Companies (including Proctor and Gamble) with his engaging message of looking better, feeling younger, and living longer. In addition to his media companies, the he has founded Diagnosis HOPE, a non-profit organization that encourages lifestyle, health, and wellness education to individuals and communities dedicated to diagnosing hope one person at a time.

Being in practice over fifteen years emphasizing nutrition, lifestyle, and exercise medicine, Dr. Asa Andrew created a renowned Integrated Medical Center dedicated to empowering people to attain and maintain an extraordinary life. He now dedicates his efforts to full-time educational media with his best-selling books, television projects, nationally syndicated radio show, live events, and coaching systems.

Dr. Asa Andrew is a graduate of Florida State University where he was an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the 1993 National Championship Seminole Football Team. He completed his medical degree (MD) including hospital training with various honors, serves as a Diplomat of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition (Board-Certified) and holds two additional doctorates in complimentary health care (ND, DC). Dr. Asa is a professional member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, the American College of Sports Medicine, and has served as an Honorary Chair of the American Diabetes Association.