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Ford Vox is a physician specializing in rehabilitation medicine and a journalist. He is a medical analyst for NPR station WABE-FM 90.1 in Atlanta. He writes frequently for CNN Opinion. Follow him on Twitter @FordVox. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)No, President Obama is not enlisting the nation's doctors as his henchmen in a plan to deprive the American people of their guns. But misinformation to the contrary is spreading rapidly across social media and conservative websites.