Comments are not moderated before posting, but I review and reply to them, usually once per day. The spam filter is very sensitive–don’t include more than one link in your comment or it will be deleted before I see it.
Do reply to a post if you’d like to join the conversation. If you are a patient, former patient, or potential patient and are worried about confidentiality, just use your first name or an invented moniker. Your email address is required for you to reply, but it does not appear on the blog or on your comment.
Of course, if a comment is offensive or wildly off-topic, I’ll delete it.