Physician Profile #1: Luis Ordonex-Solorio Neurosurgery Resident in Mexico
Luis Ordoñez-Solorio (Twitter: @ordomd)
We were fortunate enough to run in to Luis on Twitter, a program that possesses that ability to communicate with other physicians throughout the world. We noted that Luis was a triathelte, a highly unusual hobby for a neurosurgical resident, the only other physician that we know if is Larry Creswell MD, a cardiologist from Jackson Mississippi; here follows Luis’ bio and his own words about using the Internet and his sports background)
Born in 1984, at Chihuahua, Mexico, a Northern state that borders with the USA.
Fourth-year Neurosurgery resident at Hospital Juarez of Mexico, at Mexico City.
Internet and Social Media
Considered myself as a newbie in the Internet and Social media. I just wondered how social media has converted in a powerful device for information share.
I have my Twitter account since 2009, but never used it until 4-5 weeks ago. I have noticed that people uses Twitter for a rapid access to different kinds of topics. As soon as neurosciences are still under-level of impact on Social Media and the complexity to understand certain topics of it, I decided to begin blogging in Twitter some facts about my field that could be interesting for people, well-comprehended and easy-to-remember.
As a forming neurosurgeon in a developing country, I have noticed that patients show a lack of understanding medical and neurosurgical information. Ninety six percent of people on internet of my country use Internet for searching information, so I just began to tweet information of my field.
My initial participation on internet represents my search for the ideal device that can improve patient-doctor relationship, as well as a better comprehension on neurosurgical topics for medical students and other medical colleagues.
I´m convinced that improving neurosurgical presence on Internet and Social Media must diminish patient fear about neurosurgical procedures. Also, medical students and other medical colleagues can have an easy way to communicate with expertise people on the field and have better criteria on the evaluation of neurosurgical patients.
The wonderful thing about Internet and social media is that information is available 24/7 to whom it may want to get it.
I began swimming since I was 5 years old. I have local, national and international experience on swimming meetings and open water swimming. I also played waterpolo in national competitions. As soon as I began Medical School, I stopped competitions and practiced football, racquetball and cycling on a non-competitive fashion.
The first 2 years of my residence required me to stop any kind of sports due to the physical and academic demand.
Then, the third year (2012) I felt that I needed sport competition in my life and decided to begin triathlon practice, on Sprint, Olympic and Ironman 70.3 distances performing on an endurance level and with excellent results in national competition.
The amount of physical demand of triathlon and residence shifts made me suffer a burn out syndrome, which showed me the importance of rest and balance in life.
Now-a-days I think sport is an excellent complement in life. Also, as I practice sports I help to promote a healthy life among a population with a high incidence of obesity. As soon as I stop having 24+hour shifts, I´ll come back to endurance and try to become a top age group triathlete.