TikTok, it's time for health tips from Singapore doctors popular on social media

Dr Tristan Peh said he got interested in using TikTok after seeing dentists from other countries on it.
Dr Tristan Peh said he got interested in using TikTok after seeing dentists from other countries on it.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

SINGAPORE - Social media has made stars of fashionistas, politicians, chefs and, now, doctors.

One such medical influencer is New York family medicine doctor Mikhail "Mike" Varshavski. He fact-checks politicians on Covid-19, reacts to medical dramas such as Grey's Anatomy (2005 to present) and answers questions for his 16 million followers across various social media platforms.

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