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A national pandemic can be challenging but Dr. Chiddy is doing everything he can to make the best of it!




The COVID-19 pandemic has turned a number of doctors into social media sensations, and Dr. Jerry Chidester is one of them.

Dr. Chidester, lovingly known by his patients and social media followers as “Dr. Chiddy,” is a leading, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in hand, face, nose, breast and body procedures.

Specifically, he performs complex hand and upper extremity surgery; breast cancer reconstruction; his trademarked SoMe breast augmentation procedure™️; tummy tucks, “mommy makeovers,” Brazilian butt lifts, high definition liposuction, fat transfers and so much more. He also prides himself on providing a safe space for members of the LGBTQ+ community and performs gender reaffirmation surgeries.

On top of all of that, Dr. Chiddy is also a social media creative and master.

Dr. Chiddy is among a new generation of doctors and medical professionals who have built huge followings on social media platforms such as TikTok, Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook.

Like other doctors on social media, Dr. Chiddy uses his platform to share useful information and spread awareness, but he also takes it a step further by making his content fun and engaging, which has been really helpful to many, especially during the pandemic.


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A post shared by Jerry Chidester, MD (@drchiddy)


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A post shared by Jerry Chidester, MD (@drchiddy)


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A post shared by Jerry Chidester, MD (@drchiddy)

Amid a sea of fun and relatable content—including the clips where he’s seen dancing with his patients and office staff—Dr. Chiddy makes it a point to share inspirational messages and videos that humanizes people and leaves his followers with a warm, fuzzy feeling inside.

At a crucial time when a lot of people are dealing with depression and anxiety due to the feelings of isolation that social distancing and statewide lockdowns bring about, Dr. Chiddy is using social media to spread joy and uplift people.


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A post shared by Jerry Chidester, MD (@drchiddy)

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A post shared by Jerry Chidester, MD (@drchiddy)

It’s no coincidence that Dr. Chiddy saw his biggest growth on social media between the months of March and October, when most of the country was adhering to stay-at-home orders.

Aside from taking additional trauma hand surgery call at local hospitals and making his clinic available to offload the overflowing Emergency Rooms in order to help save space for COVID-19 patients, Dr. Chiddy spent much of his “free time” creating TikToks, and answering questions while hosting frequent LIVE “Chit Chat with Chiddy” sessions on Instagram and Facebook. According to Dr. Chiddy,”Everyone I know was sharing my content — my posts, my stories, and especially my TikToks — with their friends, family, and neighbors. It seemed like overnight I went from 10k to 20k followers.”

If you take a quick scroll through his Instagram, where he boasts nearly 30K followers, you’ll immediately notice that Dr. Chiddy has a genuine passion for people. You’ll also see that he’s a family man as well, and even shares with his followers touching moments with his wife and kids.

For example, he recently went on a massive hunt to purchase a PS5 for his oldest son Tayden for Christmas and documented the journey on TikTok.

The endearing footage showed Dr. Chiddy and his son going out to various stores (Target, Best Buy, Gamestop, etc.) every Saturday morning for weeks searching for the very much in demand PS5, which was sold out everywhere.

But in reality, he’d already purchased the console over two months ago, and used this as an opportunity to bond with his son. The end of the video showed Dr. Chiddy surprising his son on Christmas Day with the PS5.

“This year, more than any year, I realized what was most important to me in life. It’s not the gifts, but it’s the experiences around my own family and friends that matter most,” he captioned the post in part on Instagram. “Although the PS5 was a wish come true for Tayden, the time I spent with him was a wish come true for me.”


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A post shared by Jerry Chidester, MD (@drchiddy)

As you can see, Dr. Chiddy is a great source of entertainment and positivity and one of the best doctors to follow on social media. His ability to create content as flawless as the work he does in the surgery room isn’t going to stop anytime soon, and there’s so much more to come.

Make sure you follow Dr. Jerry Chidester aka “Dr. Chiddy” on all of his social media pages: Instagram, TikTok and Facebook.

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