DrCommune Blog

In Conversation with Dr Azahar - Traditional Medicine Practitioner Managing the Health of His Community
In Conversation with Dr Azahar - Traditional Medicine Practitioner Managing the Health of His Community
12 August 2017, Saturday

In developing countries, many in the villages rely on Traditional doctors as the primary source of healthcare. Find out more from a practitioner's perspective on what are the common ailments and the method of treatment that is recommended. For a glimpse into the profession of a Traditional Medicine practitioner, we speak to Dr Azahar, a trusted medical practitioner serving his community for many years.

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DrCommune: Championing Small Practices With Big Passion To Heal
DrCommune: Championing Small Practices With Big Passion To Heal
18 July 2017, Tuesday

Healthcare is filled with divides. Between private and public systems, rural and urban practices, specialties and subspecialties. Particularly for small private clinics, there is no ecosystem for referrals and partnerships. With a growing health tourism market valued at $100b, what are the options for growth for the solo practitioner. DrCommune is a social enterprise established for the simple reason of helping doctors who are on the ground caring for patients to grow. We believe that when these doctors unite, their potential is limitless.

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Dental Tourism, Are You Ready For It?
Dental Tourism, Are You Ready For It?
15 June 2017, Thursday

Dental services has one of the fastest growing demand in the healthcare sector. Globally, dental care market is expected to reach USD 6.5 billion by 2022. With discounts of up to 60% just by crossing borders, its no wonder!

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The Relevance of Traditional Medicine In Today’s Westernised World
The Relevance of Traditional Medicine In Today’s Westernised World
03 June 2017, Saturday

The use of traditional medicine is increasing because of culture, tradition and the belief that natural therapies have little of no side effect. 40% of healthcare services are delivered through traditional medicine in China while in India 65% use Ayurveda as a primary source of healthcare. Even in modern societies, more are using a combination of traditional and modern medicine for their healthcare journey.

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Meet Dr Kashyap Goyal: Pulmonary Specialist, Global Thinker
Meet Dr Kashyap Goyal: Pulmonary Specialist, Global Thinker
27 May 2017, Saturday

Dr Kashyap Goyal is one of the pioneer doctors at DrCommune. He firmly believes in partnerships and growing connections to provide better value to all his patients.

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Let Go of Your Patients to Grow Your Practice
Let Go of Your Patients to Grow Your Practice
07 May 2017, Sunday

India's $3 billion healthcare tourism market is the backdrop for more co-operation between Indian and Bangladeshi doctors.

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How Small Clinics Can Survive in Todays Big Business World
How Small Clinics Can Survive in Todays Big Business World
01 March 2017, Wednesday

There is no doubt in saying that small clinics across the world are facing countless challenges. According to the National Rural Health Association, more than one-third of small clinics were operating at a deficit in 2013. Many small clinics have closed and because of all this, leaders of communities are worried that villagers or residents in small towns will have limited access to healthcare as doctors find it easier to join big hospitals instead of opening their own private practice. Small clinics at the end of the day, are businesses concerned about the financial viability of their facilities.

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Doctors: How to Develop a Digital Presence
Doctors: How to Develop a Digital Presence
28 February 2017, Tuesday

According to global agency Wearesocial, there are over 6.3 million people in South East Asia alone. Over 40% of them are active internet users. With healthcare tourism on track to grow to US$35.2 billion, the bulk of which is coming to asia, and knowing that 90% of people search online for information on doctors before they see them, it is vital to have a well managed digital presence. This is especially so for the stand alone private practice clinic.

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The Importance for Doctors to Cultivate an Online Presence
The Importance for Doctors to Cultivate an Online Presence
27 February 2017, Monday

There have been many debates on how active doctors should be online. Almost everyone has a digital footprint. But for professional like doctors or lawyers, it can be tricky navigating the digital world.  It takes effort to protect your professional reputation. So why bother with cultivating digital presence?

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Doctors and Medical/Health Tourism
Doctors and Medical/Health Tourism
20 February 2017, Monday

In this digital age, especially with the rising middle class in Asia, doctors are discovering the benefits of medical tourism. It is a term originated by travel agencies and the mass media describing the rapidly-growing practice of travelling across international borders for obtaining medical care. With the growth of medical/health tourism, it has become important for the doctors to profile themselves on the internet to help grow their practice. In USA and throughout the developed world, medical tourism has become more common as med it offers a cheaper option for medical treatment with little compromise on quality.

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