Paul Abramson, M.D. is a medical doctor with an active private practice in San Francisco (http://mydoctorsf NULL.com), and also a former electrical engineer and programmer. He has been self-tracking for health and greater awareness for many years, both with technological tools and through Vipassana (mindfulness) meditation.
Self tracking has been popularized in part through the Quantified Self (http://quantifiedself NULL.com) community, bringing together a wide variety of individuals fascinated by the intersection of self-tracking, technology, health, and mindfulness. This has brought up the issue of a “cultural mismatch” between empowered, self-tracking individuals and the conventional culture of doctors and medicine.
This blog aims to explore the intersection between the “Quanter” and the “Doctor,” realizing that each of these labels encompasses a wide variety of individuals, attitudes, and competencies.
We welcome feedback and interaction.
Dr. Abramson’s medical practice is at My Doctor Medical Group (http://mydoctorsf NULL.com) and his bio is at http://mydoctorsf.com/our-doctors.html (http://mydoctorsf NULL.com/our-doctors NULL.html). You may follow him on Twitter at @paulabramsonMD on Twitter (http://twitter NULL.com/paulabramsonMD) and on Google+ at Paul Abramson, MD on Google+ (https://plus NULL.google NULL.com/104225430303365999158/about)
E-mail inquiries may be directed to Dr. Abramson at Email My Doctor Medical Group (office null@null mydoctorsf NULL.com).