10 million and counting
Toronto, September 11, 2014
By Evelyne Jhung
Scene from a DocMikeEvans video.
Dr. Michael Evans, a staff physician in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, is changing the way we interact with patients. He does this by working with filmmakers, illustrators, patients and experts to make content that people like to both use and share.
“Every day we get thanked for not being preachy, for being evidence-based, for being funny, and for telling it like it is. It’s very rewarding,” said Dr. Evans.
Incredibly, his YouTube Channel, www.youtube.com/docmikeevans, has garnered more than 10 million views. The channel has 19 videos, some of which are being translated into multiple languages. Topics covered in some of the videos include: how to reduce your stress, concussions, low back pain, how to quit smoking and how to treat acne. Many more are on the way, with topics including medication management, the early childhood brain, low risk drinking and quality improvement.
About St. Michael's Hospital
St. Michael’s Hospital provides compassionate care to all who enter its doors. The hospital also provides outstanding medical education to future health care professionals in 27 academic disciplines. Critical care and trauma, heart disease, neurosurgery, diabetes, cancer care, care of the homeless and global health are among the hospital’s recognized areas of expertise. Through the Keenan Research Centre and the Li Ka Shing International Healthcare Education Centre, which make up the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, research and education at St. Michael's Hospital are recognized and make an impact around the world. Founded in 1892, the hospital is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto.