Apple brings on YouTube-famous physician

Apple recently hired Mike Evans, MD, a physician from Toronto, Canada, who may be better known for his YouTube name "DocMikeEvans," according to CBC News.

Dr. Evans was on staff at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto before he took the job with Apple, which "involves worldwide health innovation," according to the report. He declined to go into detail about the position in an interview with CBC.

He did say, however, that he thinks he was hired for his messaging. Dr. Evans runs a popular YouTube channel with more than 71,000 subscribers that explains common medical issues. Dr. Evans narrates the videos and a hand illustrates his narrations in cartoons on a whiteboard, according to the report.

Dr. Evans has been approached by Apple before, but he previously turned the offer down. Now he tells CBC he believes physicians will prescribe apps in the future that can guide patients on a daily basis. The challenge will be to figure out what works best.

See the full report here.


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