Top 7 Medical Influencers to Follow on Instagram

1 Apr 2022 Anne Marie Fogarty

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We all know that social media is a huge part of everyday life, and whether you’re a fan or not, the simple truth is that social media is not going away anytime soon.


Instagram, for example, has gone from a social media platform designed for people to share fun images to one of the most influential platforms on the web.

Owned by Meta (formerly known as Facebook), this hugely popular social media platform currently has upwards of 600 million users, with that number growing every single day. These days, the site is very much about business and marketing, with influencers online getting paid handsomely and really making a difference.

However, for anybody interested in healthcare and general medical content, so-called ‘medfluencers’ are now proving to be huge hits on the site. They can offer an insight into the medical industry while also encouraging people to prioritize their health and consider a career in the medical industry too.

If you’re interested in the topics above, here’s a look at the top 7 medical influencers to follow on Instagram. 


Dr Karan Rajan

Dr Karan Rajan is a UK-based doctor and social media influencer who works for the NHS.

Dr Karan shot to fame in 2020, thanks largely to TikTok, where his videos went viral. He primarily shared videos talking about his experience working for the NHS during the pandemic, along with helping to shut down rumours about the COVID-19 vaccine and encouraging people to get vaccinated and prioritize their health.

His followers follow him on Instagram, where he currently has close to 350K followers.

Dr Karan answers medical questions from his followers and provides healthcare tips while also shutting down fake news and rumours about the NHS and the medical industry.


Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra is a United States medical physician with more than 2.6 million followers on Instagram.

Deepak is of Indian heritage and shares content based on integrative medicine, spiritual healing, meditation, and other holistic medical and holistic content.

For those with an interest in alternative medicine, Deepak is most certainly a man worth following on Instagram.


Mike Varshavski

Mike Varshavski, better known as Dr Mike, is one of the most followed medical influencers on Instagram, with more than 4.3 million followers.

Mike is a family medicine doctor who is Board Certified. Known for his good looks and his informative content, Dr Mike has been featured in People Magazine and many other similar avenues.

Mike encourages his followers to look after themselves and make healthy lifestyle choices while sharing health, diet, and nutritional tips.


Nurse Sarah

Nurse Sarah is a nurse and model who is also a brand ambassador for FIGS – a scrubs clothing manufacturer in the US.

Sarah’s content is slightly different from many other medical influencers. She takes a more humorous look at life in the medical industry by posting memes and funny videos with a medical theme.


Jennifer Ashton

Jennifer Ashton is a Board-Certified Ob-Gyn, an influencer, an author, and a medical TV correspondent.

Dr Jennifer is a very popular healthcare influencer, especially regarding women’s health and lifestyle choices.

Dr Jennifer tackles all manner of female health issues while also sharing workout and fitness tips, her media appearances, and snippets of her personal life when she’s not busy working.


Dr Sanjay Gupta

Dr Sanjay Gupta is a neurosurgery expert with a legion of followers on Instagram and other social media platforms.

Having been published in a whole host of medical and scientific journals, he has received numerous accolades, including being named one of the 10 Most Influential Celebrities by Forbes Magazine.


Mike Natter

Mike Natter is a humanist doctor and artist who is an expert in endocrinology.

Mike’s Instagram profile is noticeably different from other healthcare influencers out there. He shares his artwork and drawings on his account to cover a wide range of different medical topics.

His artwork is bright and uplifting, and his Instagram account is certainly well worth checking out and following.

So there you have it, 7 medical influencers – all with their own trends and take on health.


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