Doctors around the globe are some of the most essential workers in the world right now with a lot of pressure on them, working day and night in our battle against COVID-19. But in what little extra time they have, some have turned to TikTok to create entertaining yet still very informative content. The content ranges from topics about COVID-19, depression, all the way to how we react to certain foods.
These 8 Doctors below are a must follow on TikTok!
1. Dr. Anthony Youn, MD
Known as America's Holistic Plastic Surgeon™, Dr. Anthony Youn, MD, is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Award-Winning Author, and Anti-Aging Expert. He is the author of the best-selling and award-winning memoir IN STITCHES" and its follow-up, "PLAYING GOD: THE EVOLUTION OF A MODERN SURGEON."
He is one of the nation's best-known experts in looking younger with or without surgery. His national best-selling book, "THE AGE FIX: A LEADING PLASTIC SURGEON REVEALS HOW TO LOOK TEN YEARS YOUNGER" has spawned a television special of the same name, which currently airs on public television stations across the country, inspiring millions to make simple dietary changes that can profoundly improve their health and appearance. For the past dozen years he has also shared his tips for holistic plastic surgery on such programs as "The Rachael Ray Show," "The Doctors," "The Doctor Oz Show," and many others. He is a strong advocate for responsible plastic surgery, and recommends using actual surgery as a last resort for patients who want to look and feel younger and better.
Named a "Top Plastic Surgeon" by U.S. News and World Report, Harper's Bazaar, and Town and Country, Dr. Youn is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.
2. Dr. Crystal Higginson, MD
A native of Michigan, Dr. Crystal Higginson, MD, received her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences at Central Michigan University. Dr. Higginson received her medical education from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. After completion of medical school, she moved to Winston-Salem, North Carolina where she completed her Family Medicine residency at Wake Forest.
In her leisure time she enjoys playing or watching any sport, especially her beloved Detroit Lions. She has a knack for finding nearby tacos and giving exceptional high fives.
3. Dr. Vicki Chan, MD
Dr. Vicki Chan MD, is an unconventional physician mother who inspires and encourages others to be confident and unapologetic in pursuing and living the life of their dreams.
She has spoken to audiences of over 10,000 - both virtually and in person - about balancing being a physician mother entrepreneur, building a social media brand and marketing plan, and leverage it to engage with an audience.
She has been featured on various podcasts and summits about the above subjects, as well as educated physicians and trainees on subjects in ophthalmology.
4. Dr. Tess Washington, MD
Dr. Tess Washington, MD, MS, FAAFP, is a Board-Certified Physician & Surgeon with over 20 years of combined inpatient/outpatient experience. As the owner of a prominent Beverly Hills, CA private medical practice, she's also earned an exemplary skill set in leadership, business, and management. Having medical licensure in six states (California, New York, Illinois, Indiana, Montana, and Nevada) has allowed Dr. Tess to optimize the care of patients all throughout the United States.
Dr. Tess earned her Medical Degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago while simultaneously earning her Master’s Degree in Physiology and Biophysics. She matriculated into a Preliminary General Surgery Resident position at Rush University Medical Center later advancing to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center as a Categorical General Surgery Resident. During her residency, she worked as a Flight Surgeon in the California Air National Guard Reserve. In rendering care to the American troops and their families, she appreciated the necessity of a strong primary care foundation. Dr. Tess transitioned to Family Medicine Residency at White Memorial Medical Center and graduated in 2012. She received her board certification in December, 2014. Dr. Tess is Fellowship-trained in Age Management Medicine which provided her strong fund of knowledge in bio-identical hormonal therapy. She is also certified in Advanced Aesthetic Procedures, Hair Loss Therapy, Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, Medical Weight Loss Management, Pain Management and Male/Female Sexual Dysfunction.
She is a member of Los Angeles County Medical Association where she holds the positions of District 4 Delegate and Parliamentarian to Board of Directors. She also belongs to California Medical Association, American Academy of Private Physicians, American Telemedicine Association, American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine, National Association of Professional Women, American Academy of Family Physicians and The American Medical Association.
When not at work, Dr. Tess enjoys exercising, hiking, reading and spending time with her friends & family.
5. Dr. Karan Rajan, MRCS MBBS
Dr. Karan Rajan is an NHS Surgeon, clinical lecturer @ Imperial College London & University of Sunderland.
With over 2.4 million followers on TikTok, Dr. Rajan is becoming one of the most sought after healthcare influencers online.
6. Dr. Jonathon Creary, MD
Dr. Jonathon Creary, MD, received his medical degree from University of Medicine and Health Sciences and completed his residency at Michigan State University.
He is credentialed through and a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Dr. Creary is committed to delivering personalized care to each patient while creating an environment that is safe, respectful and welcoming for all.
Originally from Canada, Dr. Creary is new to Chicago and enjoys exploring the city, exercising and spending time with his husband and their dog, Barney.
7. Dr. Melissa Shepard, MD
Dr. Melissa Shepard, MD, is a practicing medical doctor and board-certified psychiatrist. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and completed her residency training in psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins Hospital where she served as Chief Resident, and she has received multiple awards for scholarship, teaching, and compassionate patient care.
She does psychotherapy and medication management via telehealth for clients in Maryland and North Carolina in her private practice. She also holds an Assistant Professorship at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences where she is involved in research and resident education. She has published research on the neuropsychiatric changes seen in neurodegenerative disorders, and has given several invited lectures and co-authored textbooks, commentary, and medical school curriculum on psychiatric disease. She is passionate about reducing the stigma associated with mental illness and is active on YouTube (Melissa Shepard, MD), Instagram (@mshepard_md) and TikTok (@doctorshepard_md). She also blogs and teaches on her website at www.drmelissashepard.com.
8. Dr. Richard J. Brown, MD
Double Board Certified, Dr. Richard J. Brown, MD, received his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia and his medical degree from The Chicago Medical School. He then completed his General Surgery residency at Northwestern University in Chicago.
While at Northwestern, Dr. Brown joined Dr. Thomas Mustoe’s lab and spent one year dedicated to wound healing and scarring research. During that year, he wrote and published papers in one of the top Plastic Surgery Journals, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He then graduated and became certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery. Dr. Brown completed his residency training in the field of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha.
Dr. Richard J. Brown founded his practice, Brown Plastic Surgery in 2009 with the vision of creating a complete and personal plastic surgery experience focused on patients’ overall health and wellbeing. He provides procedures for cosmetic body enhancements and breast reconstruction after breast cancer.
In addition to being a skilled surgeon, Dr. Brown is a published Author of the book The Real Beauty Bible: Navigating Your Journey Through Plastic Surgery. His book is a comprehensive guide to body rejuvenation, and is a must read prior to having your procedure.
Patient experience and satisfaction is Dr. Brown’s first priority. His vision is to inspire patients to become the best version of themselves. He prides himself on helping patients choose only those procedures that are right for them. As an expert Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Brown is dedicated to helping others feel confident in their own skin.