50 Best Doctors on Instagram to Follow in 2020

We dug through Instagram and asked for nominations to come up with a list of Instagram doctors you may not know about but absolutely must follow immediately. Instagram is a great place to catch up on the latest trends, find motivation, and learn about people and things you may not have known before. Physician accounts on Instagram are a great way to get some interesting insights and knowledge. When it comes to doctors on Instagram, we have rounded up the best accounts you need to be following for entertainment, health information, and to keep up on the latest in the medical world. 

Doctors on Instagram

If you’re a doctor and you’re not on Instagram, you need to jump on in. If a billion active daily users isn’t enough to sway you, then believe us when we say that there is a need for accurate and reputable medical information on the platform and you can be part of creating that. It’s easy to learn how to use Instagram, and many doctors find it to be a creative outlet where they can connect and interact with potential patients and also other medical professionals. 

 

Now without further delay, our list of the best doctors on Instagram, in the order they were nominated!

Mike Natter

Dr. Natter is a physician and artist who posts on medical and health related topics though beautiful artwork, open dialogue, and great stories. He can convey the most complicated concepts clearly with his hand-drawn depictions, and has broad appeal both within and outside of medicine. 

@mike.natter

 

 

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Jen Trachtenberg

Dr. Trachtenberg is a board-certified pediatrician, nationally renowned parenting expert, author, spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She has a successful private practice in New York City for over 22 years.

Dr. Jen’s mission is to maximize the potential in every child. She is the creator of Pediatrician in Your Pocket, the only science-based, mom-tested, no-judgment, video guide for new parents to help raise healthy happy kids.

@askdrjen

 

 

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Mike Varshavski, MD

Dr. Mike, also known as Mikhail Varshavski, is well known to the Instagram world, if you haven’t yet then definitely give Doctor Mike a follow today.

@doctor.mike 

 

 

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Suchismita (Tia) Paul, MD

Dr. Paul is a board certified dermatologist in Orange County, California who posts about evidence based information on skincare and skin related disorders. She provides easy tips and things to try at home and discusses when it is appropriate to seek help and visit a dermatologist. 

@drspaulderm

 

 

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Nii Darko, DO

Dr. Nii Darko is a Board-certified General Surgeon who is pushing past the limits of the status quo. He hosts Docs Outside the Box podcast – where he talks about the money, mindset, and mission moves doctors should take to have extraordinary lives. He helps doctors find their voice through his popular podcasting course. Dr. Nii has also authored the bestselling book, 3,2,1…Podcast – The Beginner’s Guide to Building Brand Authority Through Podcasting. 

@drniidark

 

 

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Sneha Pallegar, DO

Dr. Pallegar is The Plateful Doc, she posts about nutrition, food, recipes, and healthy lifestyles. She is a practicing internal medicine physician in Florida and is passionate about food and wellness. 

@theplatefuldoc

 

 

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Andrea Paul, MD

Dr. Andrea Paul  is a physician-turned-entrepreneur (and the founder of BoardVitals) who posts healthcare social media, marketing, startup, and business tips and advice for those interested in starting or growing a business or a personal brand or blog in healthcare or wellness. Her tips are always noteworthy and actionable tidbits you can actually use right away no matter what industry you are in. 

@andreapaulmd

 

 

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Shikha Jain, MD

Dr. Shikha Jain is a board-certified hematology and oncology physician. Dr Jain is also the host of the podcast Oncology Overdrive by Healio. She writes for several national publications including  US News, The Hill, Scientific American, the Chicago Tribune, Physician’s Weekly,  Doximity,  KevinMD, ASCO Connection and others. She is a Founder and the Chief Operating Officer of the action and advocacy group IMPACT and a Founder and the Chair of the Women In Medicine Summit. 

@shikhajainmd

 

 

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Krupa Playforth, MD

Dr. Playforth is a board-certified pediatrician in Northern Virginia. She writes primarily about raising two children in a multi-cultural household and discovering that real parenting is more chaotic, more confusing, and far less straightforward than the Pediatrics textbooks and teachers ever let on. The Pediatrician Mom™ is an account of her experience as a parent herself, along with parenting hacks and advice to help other parents along this shared adventure. Dr Playforth is Harvard educated and grew up in Malawi.

@thepediatricianmom

 

 

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Jonathan Barney, MD

Dr. Jonathan Barney is a PGY-1 surgical resident, who followed a non-traditional path into the medical field. He gained valuable experience as an EMT and ER-Tech; all of which affirmed his passion for patient care and the medical sciences. He has conducted both laboratory and clinical research, with several publications, and is very active on social media. He loves operating, but also enjoys networking with others in the medical field. The most important part of Dr. Barney’s life however, is his family. He has a wonderful wife and young daughter who he is constantly inspired by. 

@jbarneymd

 

 

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Charmaine Gregory, MD

Dr. Charmaine Gregory is a Board Certified Emergency Physician who has been a nocturnist for the past 14 years. She has a penchant for wellness, thriving despite burnout, entrepreneurship, podcasting, and parenting.

@charmainegregorymd

 

 

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Andrew Tisser, DO

Dr. Andrew Tisser is a board certified emergency physician on Instagram who has a special interest in physicians early in their career. He hosts a podcast called Talk2MeDoc and is a physician career strategist offering one-on-one consultations to help his fellow physicians design the career of their dreams.

@talk2medoc_llc

 

 

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Parastoo Jangouk, MD

Dr Jangouk is a board certified Gastroenterologist and a life coach. Her expertise are in functional gastrointestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), weight loss, and fitness. She is expert in brain-gut interaction, microbiota, mindset and healthy life style. She incorporates coaching and mindfulness in treating patients with functional gastrointestinal disorders as obesity. 

@mindgutfitmd

 

Sean Paul, MD

Dr. Sean Paul is a dual board certified child, teen and adult psychiatrist and owner at NowPsych and the NowPsych blog, a mental health blog. He posts about mental health, psychiatry, psychology, and inspiring messages for those going through or experiencing depression, anxiety, and other mental health struggles. 

@nowpsych_seanpaulmd

 

 

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Sarah Ramzan, MD

Dr Sarah Ramzan is a family physician in Toronto, Canada and on her Instagram @heydoctorsarah, she writes about her experiences as a family doctor, in particular as it relates to wellness and mental health. She has a desire to spread positively and increase self empowerment. She also shares her different passions including her love for nature, fashion, singing and dancing.

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Rashmi Schramm, MD

Dr. Rashmi Schramm is changing the narrative in healthcare- she knows the importance of proactively healing the mind, body and spirit. She has practiced medicine as a board certified physician for more than 20 years and knows that true health is more than the mere absence of disease. This is why she started her Integrative Medical and Coaching practice, Optimal Wellness. She helps her patients and clients reach their most optimal state of health by working one on one with them. Dr. Schramm integrates her extensive training in the ancient wisdom traditions of Ayurveda and meditation into modern medicine. Dr. Rashmi Schramm loves sharing tips about leading vibrantly healthy lives on social media and truly enjoys making new connections every day.

@dr.rashmischramm

 

 

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Risa Hoshino, MD

Dr. Risa Hoshino, MD is a Board-Certified Pediatrician working in NYC schools in a Public Health capacity. Dr. Hoshino is passionate about educating her community on health & wellness through her captivating and evidence-based posts. She also believes that mental health is just as important as physical health, and encourages self-love through her own vulnerability. Lastly, she uses her platform for advocacy, and motivates others to use their voices to enact positive change. Her unique and positive perspective is one you do not want to miss!

@dr.risahoshino

 

 

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Jamie Hanson, MD

Dr. Hanson is a dermatologist practicing general and cosmetic dermatology in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. She shares skin care expertise, product reviews and professional content but as a mom to a toddler boy she of course loves to share facets of her family life as well. You’ll also see tidbits of her personal style/fashion and home decor. She was inspired to create her account  in order to help ensure that her followers have access to high quality, evidenced based skin care content while also giving them a glimpse into real life as a working mom in medicine!

@dermdocjamie

 

 

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Akua Ampadu, MD

Dr Akua Ampadu is a board certified Internal Medicine hospitalist physician

passionate about quality inpatient adult health care. In conjunction to her work in the hospital she uses her Instagram platform to provide health-based information to her followers. Her #TeachingTuesday segment highlights current hot topics in healthcare, educating readers on how to take charge of their health. She is also a member of MDFEME, a community of female physicians working together to tackle matters in medicine, family life, and self-care. Their MDFEME podcast provides insight into the lives of female minority physicians and how they navigate issues of racial and gender inequality in healthcare. Lastly she is the founder of Healing Words Foundation, a non- profit organization which provides books to pediatric hospital wards in Africa.

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Jessica Lubahn, MD

Dr. Jessica Lubahn, MD is a medical doctor, specializing in urology. She is a health writer and consultant. She is the founder of ONDRwear (ondrwear.com) which are luxe leak proof underwear, whose mission is to destigmatize urinary, menstrual and any other leakage through the creation of products that are both highly effective and beautiful.

@ondrwear

 

 

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Daniel Sugai,  MD

Dr. Sugai is a dermatologist who posts entertaining and educational videos about skin care, dermatology and more. 

@danielsugaimd

 

 

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Rathyusha Naidu, DO and Pranusha Naidu, MD

Together, these two doctors are The Posh MD, an instagram account melding medicine, fashion, and lifestyle. 

@theposhmd

 

Latifat Akintade, MD

Dr. Akintade is a GI doctor who posts about finance and paying off student loans. 

@moneyfitmd

 

 

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Erin Brennan, MD

Dr. Brennan is an emergency medicine doctor who posts about fitness, family, and motherhood. 

@erinbrennanmd

 

 

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Marine Lipartia, MD

Dr. Lipartia is an obesity medicine doctor who practices concierge medical weight loss and posts about nutrition, health,  and weight loss. Follow her for great nutrition and weight loss tips. 

@numeomedical

 

 

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Jonar de Guzman, MD

Dr. Jonar de Guzman, M.D., a board certified physician in Internal Medicine with Lifestyle Medicine certification, currently practices as a Hospitalist in Los Angeles, California.  Dr. Jonar helps patients make drastic life changes toward healthy living and is a frequent speaker on Lifestyle Medicine, a relatively new field that focuses on evidence based lifestyle approaches to treat, prevent and potentially reverse chronic disease.  As a doctor caring for sick hospitalized patients during this pandemic, he became inspired to promote healthier living to a wider audience and launched a podcast called the Glass Half Healthy.  Dr. Jonar hopes to use his voice to challenge the way people think about health and inspire them to lead happier thriving lives.  He is a long time avid meditator, running aficionado, and enthusiastic advocate for plant-based nutrition.

@drjonarmd

 

 

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Julie Taylor, MD

Dr. Taylor is a functional medicine physician who posts about integrative medicine, wellness, hormonal imbalance, and her family. 

@julietaylormd

 

 

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Andrui Nazarian, MD

Dr. Nazarian is an anesthesiologist who posts about women’s empowerment, networking, health and lifestyle. 

@womanlyinspiration

 

 

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Jill Krapf, MD

Dr. Krapf is a practicing Ob/Gyn physician on Instagram who specializes in women’s health issues and posts information and tips about women’s health. 

@jillkrapfmd

 

 

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Tiffany Chan, MD

Dr. Chan, known as Dr. Chanimal on Instagram is a radiologist who posts about lifestyle as well as radiology topics. 

@doctor.chanimal

 

Inna Husain, MD

Dr. Husain is a laryngologist who posts about motherhood, head and neck health, and being a surgeon and physician. 

@innahusainmd

 

 

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Saya Nagori, MD

Dr. Nagori is a physician entrepreneur and is the founder of FemHealth Project. The Fem Health Project page covers women’s health and women in medicine. 

@femhealthproject

 

 

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Nneka Ichoku, DO

Dr. Ichoku is another doctor on Instagram to follow, she is the host of the Victorious Working Mom podcast and she posts about motherhood, acupuncture, and parenting. 

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Rocio Salas-Whalen, MD

Dr. Whalen is a NYC endocrinologist who posts about obesity, diabetes, and other hormonal issues. 

@newyorkendocrinology

 

 

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Alyssa Cole

Dr. Cole is a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist who posts about fitness, fashion, and food. 

@doctor.cole

 

 

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Scott Fujimoto, DO

Dr. Fujimoto is a radiologist who posts about medical student advice, life, and interventional radiology. 

@docfuji

 

 

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Darsh Shah, DO

Dr. Shah posts about fitness, medicine, lifestyle and books. He is currently a resident and a pre-med coach. 

@doctor.darsh

 

 

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Christopher Loo, MD

Dr. Loo is a physician and speaker who posts about books and finance. 

@drchrisloomdphd

 

 

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Mazen Albeldawi, MD

Dr. Albeldawi is a gastrointestinal specialist doctor on Instagram who posts about gut health, nutrition, wellness and GI issues. 

@thegastromd

 

 

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Amrit Hansra, MD

Dr. Hansra is an interventional radiologist who posts about career, travel, photography, and medical cases. 

@xray.doctor

 

 

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Jonathan Fisher, MD

Dr. Fisher  is a physician who specializes in cardiology and posts about mindfulness, wellness, and meditation. 

@happyheartmd

 

 

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Giulia Coradetti, MD

Dr. Coradetti is an ophthalmologist who posts about motivation and inspiration as well as vision and health. 

@drgiuliacorradetti

 

 

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Nancy Yen Shipley, MD

Dr. Yen Shipley is an orthopedic surgeon and podcaster and posts about being a surgeon and mother. 

@_nancymd

 

 

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Cedric Rutland, MD

Dr. Rutland is a pulmonary physician who posts about lung health and respiratory health issues as well as his family. 

@drjrutland

 

 

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Ryan Gray, MD

Dr. Gray posts about premed life and getting into medical school. He is also an avid podcaster. 

@medicalschoolhq

 

 

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Jennifer Chung, MD

Dr. Chung posts about women in medicine, travel, and gender bias. 

@drjenniferchung

 

 

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Daniel Choi, MD

Dr. Choi is a spine surgeon who posts about spine health, surgery, and being a dad. 

@spinedocny

 

 

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Sarah Reck, MD

Dr. Reck posts about being a doctor, mom, and fitness. 

@sarahreck

 

 

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Jake Taylor, MD

Dr. Taylor is a urology resident who posts about life, fitness, and travel. 

@doctor.jake

 

 

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Marc Katz. MD

Dr. Katz is a cardiologist who posts about travel, cardiology, medicine, and his cat. 

@kittykatzmd

 

 

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Kelly Casperson, MD

Dr. Casperson is a urologist who posts about sexual health and also hosts a sexual health podcast called You are Not Broken. If you are interested in sexual health tips and advice from a doctor on Instagram, she’s one you’ll want to follow.

@kellycaspersonmd

 

 

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Thanks for reading all the way through this list of doctors on Instagram! And make sure to follow each account as you make your way back up.

Check out our other article on social media accounts medical students should follow.