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BLOG: TikTok and the medical profession

At the moment, TikTok is one of the fastest growing social media apps available. In August 2020, TikTok reported 500 million monthly active users internationally, and that number grows every day. Their recent “battle” with Donald Trump has brought even more attention to the already popular app.

The key to the popular app may be it’s easy-to-use, user-friendly interface and all the tools that allow interaction with various types of social media . By following, clicking, or viewing certain hashtags, you can really find some great content. The TikTok algorithm may also be one of the most powerful and accurate algorithms seen in social media today. Your personalized “For You” page is cultivated based on the things you’ve liked or viewed previously on the app, along with your account preferences, your age, your connections, etc.

TikTok Dance Videos

The most popular videos you may see are the dancing videos where small dance moves are put together as choreography with popular music playing in the background. The other popular posts are lip sync videos where someone visually mimics a sound or phrase playing in the background. These videos can be all types of fun, but TikTok does contain videos that can also be very informative.

TikTok lipsync videos

One really cool unexpected find was that physicians and medical professionals are actually on TikTok providing beneficial information. Medical practices and physicians are actually using TikTok to teach their audience, promote their brand, and grow their reach.

  1. Debbie Williams:

One of the first videos I actually saw of this type was by Debbie Williams, Board-Certified Nutritionist; She provided a simple recipe to help detoxify your body.

  1. Dr. Daniel Aronov:

Dr. Daniel Aronov, Plastic Surgeon provided a stretch video that went viral.

  1. Dr. Julie Smith:

Dr. Julie Smith, Clinical Psychologist displayed a video on The Thatcher Effect and how your brain may work in deciphering visual items.

So yes, TikTok can be a lot of fun, but there may be so many other avenues you’ve yet to explore through this newer social media application.

See my other TikTok posts.


Let me know in the comments! I had an account for over a year without posting content. My first video was April 10, 2020 – almost one month after our CoVid19 quarantine began. I truly believe this app helped me get through the new reality we were dealing with in 2020.

– Estee Denise “Nisey” Ratliff

I’ve lost over 100 pounds \o/. See my story here. I am NOT a nutritionist or a doctor. This blog is NOT meant to be a substitute for any professional guidance or counseling. The information I provide merely reflects my own personal experiences and is NOT meant to take the place of medical or nutrition advice from professionals. But it’s helpful and pretty…so enjoy!

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