You may enlist a doctor to care for your heart, but that very doctor could be trying to win your heart.

According to an AP report, new research has found that doctors are increasingly heading online to ask out their patients, sometimes through dating websites.

The study included surveys from state medical boards that license and discipline doctors. Most of those medical boards reported receiving at least one complaint of unprofessional online behavior form a doctor. More than 25 percent of the boards reported at least three complaints.

Doctors might want to stick to writing prescriptions rather than flirty emails because those complaints can often mean a doctor has his or her medical license revoked.


In a sign of our times, the Federation of State Medical Boards may issue professional guidelines for doctors' on social networks like Facebook and Twitter.

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