As patients move their inquiries away from in-office consultations to online medical forums, doctors are having to follow suit. The result is a growing number of online resources that work to build doctor/patient relationships all over the globe.
The ever-changing internet revolution and technological advances continually prove to impress. There is now a cell phone for every two people alive on the planet, and a single iPhone today has more processing power than the entire North American Air Defense Command in 1965!
So how does this impact health care?
As the world moves online, so too do doctors, dentists, and most important of all, patients. Today, people expect answers to be just one click away. The emergence of international web forums allows patients to self-educate themselves and seek advice from their computer or cell phone. Sites like WhereismyDoctor.com do just that: provide a simple solution to patients in need of health care. WhereismyDoctor.com connects patients with doctors worldwide by facilitating connection, dialogue and access to information.
Tolga Umar, the founder of WhereismyDoctor.com, believes that the “exchange of ideas” is what drives innovation. Mr. Umar believes there is no need to suffer in wait lines or to make a medical decision based on just one opinion, or even to be forced to accept your country's own medical system simply because you live there.
“People have health care options, they just need to realize them.”
WhereismyDoctor.com was founded on the belief that access to health care should be easy. “Patients should know that there is always someone else like them. They should never feel alone. That is the absolute goal,” stated Mr. Umar.
So how does it all work?
Doctors become a member of WhereismyDoctor.com. They receive a profile and an online patient management software system called the “Doctor's Dashboard” that allows them to manage patient inquiries on their profile. Doctors can see how many people visited their site and which ones requested contact. Patients can ask questions and receive instant advice without the hassle of having to make and pay for an in-office consultation. WhereismyDoctor.com can easily be described as a health care providers own advertising agency, public relations representative, and social media guru all wrapped into one website.
This rapidly growing website is made up of an international team of medical research coordinators who work each day to bridge the gap between patients and the health care they seek. WhereismyDoctor.com supports its members by writing press releases and utilizing social media for advertising. The staff writers work with search engine optimization (SEO) to get their members listed on the first page of Google searches.
“A man in Sweden with stage 4 prostate cancer shouldn’t have to wait for treatment. Our site allows him to contact a doctor in Switzerland, who may even have more advanced technology than the patient ever realized. He bypasses wait-lists, undergoes immediate treatment, and shares his experience to help others.”
As the internet continues to frame relationships and social activity, it also continues to facilitate improvements in health care on an international level.
“Health care should be accessible,” states Mr. Umar.
Tolgar Umar is the owner of over 60 health care websites that promotes affordable health care options and medical tourism around the world.
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