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Apples for patients, but what should doctors have?

Specialist doctors for medical opinion, Medical Opinion from specialist surgeons in India, Second Opinion, Cost effective treatment plans

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. This old adage was so true in the bygone years. People wanted to stay healthy. They feared illnesses, for reasons of disruption in smooth living or inconveniences caused to people in the family and the illness itself for what it did to the affected individual. But now the adage seems to have undergone a paradigm shift. One more factor has got attached to the list above. Ever so often it is true now that “The doctor often is more to be feared than the disease itself”. Surely you have heard of stories …

Easing the Role of A Caregiver

Caregiver, Medical Opinion, Specialist Surgeons in India, Second Opinion

Life is known to throw curve balls but the worst ones to hit, are when a loved one develops a serious illness. The fears and feelings that surface are a mix of many emotions; anger, anxiety, a deep sense of loss. Additionally, there is a sudden helplessness to handle this new situation. Your relationship with the person too, undergoes a transformation, where your loved one suddenly becomes the ‘patient’ and you automatically assume the role of a ‘caregiver’. And this new role that you have suddenly assumed is not really easy to play. For anyone who has played the role …

Cataract Surgery at affordable costs

Eye Pain, Cataract Surgery, Injection-less Cataract Surgery, Best Ophthalmologists in India

Srinivas Girish is a busy tech professional based out of Hyderabad. His parents still live in their home town of Kadapa, a smaller city around 400 kms away from Hyderabad. On one of his regular visits to his parents house, Mr.Girish realized that both of them probably needed cataract surgery for their eye. Srinivas Girish, a busy tech professional in Hyderabad was looking for a good ophthalmologist for his parents He returned to Hyderabad and started a search for good ophthalmologists by asking his friends and co-workers; while one of them suggested that he check with my-healthconnect for the right …

Online medical consultation for patients

Jama Abdi Farah is a 53-year-old male from Garowe, Puntland, Africa. A driver by profession, he has spent long hours driving a car for most of his adult life. While driving, he often experienced pain in his knees, back and wrists. Assuming it was part and parcel of his profession, he would take a short break, stretch and sip a tea and continue driving. Mr.Farah, a driver by profession used to experience pains in his knees, back and wrists my-healthconnect, recently tied up with Arafat Hospital at Garowe (a new hospital opened in July 2018). We also flew in a …

Arthritis and its causes

Arthritis and its causes, Osteoarthritis, Knee Pain, Back Pain

my-healthconnect as a platform helps patients connect to specialist doctors in India for an online medical opinion. One of the most common medical problems that we find in the 60+ age category is Arthritis and, the typical questions that haunt the patient or the caretaker are: What is arthritis? What causes arthritis? How did my mother get it? Why is she not able to walk properly? What should I do next? If we were to articulate arthritis in layman terms, it is the wear and tear of the joints. In much the same way as the parts of a machine …

Patient requiring High Tibial Osteotomy gets connected to orthopedic specialist in India

High Tibial Osteotomy, Bilateral Posterior Condyle Deformity, Orthopedic Surgeon in India

Mr.Omar Mohamoud Omaar alias Dr.Huduyfe is a General Physician in Garowe, Somalia. He has been suffering from a disorder – Bilateral posterior condyle deformity – where the joints around his knees are abnormally formed. Due to this abnormal bone growth, he experiences pain in his knees. Over time, this had led to osteophytes developing in his joints too. Mr.Omaar is suffering from Bilateral Posterior Condyle deformity – where the joints around his knees are abnormally formed He has visited multiple doctors in Somalia and has been advised to consult orthopedic specialists in India for his treatment. He knows he has to visit …

L5-S1 Discectomy Patient from Raichur, Karnataka gets the right surgeon for treatment

Pin in the back, L5-S1 Discectomy

Smt.Rajani, a 40 year old homemaker in the town of Raichur in North Karnataka, had severe pain in the back for many months. Her pain was shooting from her lower back down to her legs. Luckily, she had a doctor in the family. Her brother-in-law, Dr.Vijay Bhaskar Chilukuri, being a leading physiotherapist, suggested physiotherapy exercises which she could do under his supervision. Yet, her pain did not subside. Her pain was shooting from her lower back down to her legs After 6 months, Dr.Bhaskar recommended Smt.Rajani to do an MRI of the spine to understand the problem. The MRI revealed …

Trauma patient gets online medical opinion and avoids unnecessary medical travel

Trauma Injury Patient, Medical Opinion, Surgery for fractures

Sometimes an online medical opinion can help you and even prevent the unnecessary medical travel. In an unfortunate accident, Smt.Munni Devi 62 from Jharkhand was hit by a vehicle and suffered multiple fractures in her thighs, legs and wrists (multiple trauma injuries). Thankfully, she was saved from major injuries to her internal organs but she had to undergo immediate surgery for fractures. This involved fixing plates in nails in various fractured parts and reuniting of the bone. Smt.Munni Devi was hit by a vehicle and suffered multiple fractures in her thighs, legs and wrists While the hospital said that surgery …

Arthritis treatment in Kenya

After our now-regular OPD at Bosaso in May 2018, we ventured with our specialist Rheumatologist over to Nairobi.  For our debut OPD initiative, my-healthconnect had reached out to Andalus Hospital, East Leigh, Nairobi. my-healthconnect had reached out to Andalus Hospital, Nairobi During the 1 week camp, around fifty patients presenting with back pain, knee pain and other joint pains were lined up for a consultation with our specialist.  The diagnoses varied from an isolated incident of a long time fractured toe to a more complicated lumbar canal stenosis and the very common arthritis of the knee joint.   Patients ranged …

Bullet Injury patient gets a new lease of life

Bullet Injury Treatment, Orthopedic Surgeons in India, Cost effective treatment

In the 1980s, Mr.Yaseen Ahmed’s father was injured by a bullet in his leg. At that time, healthcare support for Somalia was not very accessible.  It is unbelievable, but true, that he had to wait 4 years with the bullet embedded in his leg before he was able to meet a surgeon who was part of a mission effort by external agencies. While the surgeon removed the bullet successfully, due to the quality of surgery, our patient was still left with shrapnel in his leg, which he was unaware of. He had to wait 4 years with the bullet embedded …

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