Ask Dr. Friend

Project by : 問問Dr Friend

0%

funded

US$602

raised of US$128,200 flexible goal

13 days

to go

Launched: 6 Sep 2018

Funding ends: 6 Oct 2018

Our story

 

The Origin of Dr. Friend

Dr. Friend was founded by a group of voluntary doctors who each specializes in different medical domains. They replace their real name with imaginary animal allies so as to avoid being accused of advertising their own career and conflict of interest. In this way, they can fully devote themselves to helping others without worrying too much. Meanwhile, general citizens in Hong Kong can also ease their anxiety when facing doctors in the real life and ask our voluntary doctors questions freely!

 

The Navigation of Dr. Friend

If my pelvis hurts, should I go to see an orthopedist or a physiologist? What is the difference between neurology and neurosurgery? Want to know more before family members undergo surgery but do not have the channel to do so?

Dr. Friend is based on providing second opinion to the general, helping them to differentiate the severity of the disease, determining whether it is necessary to see a specialist. If yes, which department should the patient pay a visit to.

With this platform, everyone has a reliable channel to ask doctors directly, just like how friends ask each other questions and opinions through Whatsapp whenever they encounter problems daily.

 

 

 

Who Gathered Animal Doctors?

Dr. Friend has been running for over a year based on private funds, and Doctor Dinosaur (Department of Emergency) and Doris are the founders of Dr. Friend. Before the establishment of this platform, they are used to answering medical questions raised by their friends. As they can deeply feel the inadequacy of the current medical system, and strongly believe that doing something in the medical regard can definitely make some progress in society no matter how it turns out, they thus started the journey of Dr. Friend. Currently, Dr. Friend has over 25 voluntary doctors in different specialties, including the department of emergency, department of dentistry, department of gynecology, department of psychiatry, department of otolaryngology, department of gastroenterology, department of orthopedics, department of dermatology, department of radiology, department of physiology, and department of Chinese medicine.

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 Content of Dr. Friend Platform

  • Mobile Phone Application: Support iOS system, able to ask doctors questions online

 

  • Interactive Website: Able to browse through the questions and responses from citizens and doctors, delivery of questions is also available

  • Facebook Page (Ask. Dr. Friend): Cases from different specialties and medical knowledge will be updated weekly, animal doctors and citizens can interact directly given this platform

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  • WhatsApp and Wechat Enquiry: Citizens can approach administrators to seek assistance

 

  • Offline Events: Health talk about eczema, HK01 Free clinic service in Kwun Tong, 2018 Book Fair <<Little Giraffe Life as a Doctor in the Department of Emergency>>  (Published by Crown Publishing), Sports class for curing Scoliosis

 

 

Friendly Services

Daily Cases

In the past nine months, Dr. Friend had already helped with over 3,000 cases. The administrative team has currently four teammates who are responsible for delivering daily questions from citizens to doctors. Besides, admins will prioritize urgent cases based on different circumstances. We will also refer some users' cases to social workers and others with a medical background for voluntary follow-up.

Bonding Doctors and Citizens 

By explaining and sharing more by doctors, the general public can understand more medical knowledge. We wish patients and the medical team can understand each other better, in turn building up a friendship.

For example, a user once asked Dr. Friend to provide a professional recommendation on how to file a lawsuit against a doctor. Afer Dr. Dinosaur thoroughly explained the doctor’s judgment and the rationale behind in multifaceted perspectives to the user. He finally understood the doctor had already tried his best to save a life, thus removing his thoughts to sue the doctor.

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Fundamental Medical Education

The drastic increment of waiting hours in the emergency room in public hospitals is mainly due to the insufficiency of medical knowledge from the general public. They often pay a visit to doctors in public hospitals regardless of the severity of their problems. Our voluntary animal doctors explain common diseases and the corresponding prevention methods in a hilarious way, allowing the public to change their lifestyles to avoid getting sick in the first place. This, in turn, saves a lot of time and money for the families and reduce the burden for doctors.

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Utilization of funding (Target funding collected: HKD 1,000,000)

We need you to join hands with us to fulfill our mission. If the collected funds reach:

Mobile Phone Application HKD620,000

a) Current iOS system, for usage of doctors, Budget $60,000:

  • Adding a forum for doctors and users to communicate directly, cases database for doctors to directly share their cases, tutorial photos, and practical short articles, a photo-uploading function, and an audio-recording function

Mobile Phone Application (current iOS system, for usage of the public ) Budget $60,000:

  • Adding a forum for doctors and users to communicate directly, cases database for referencing purpose, a photo-uploading function, and audio-recording function

b) New developed Andriod system, for usage of doctors) Budget $250,000:

  • Equipped with the current iOS system functions, including a forum for doctors to answer questions and communicate with each other anytime. Newly adding cases database for doctors to directly share their cases, tutorial photos, and practical short articles, a photo-uploading function, and an audio-recording function

c) New developed Andriod system, for usage of the public Budget $250,000:

  • Equipped with the current iOS system functions, including a forum for the general to ask questions and communicate with doctors. Newly adding cases database for referencing purpose, a photo-uploading function, and audio-recording function

 Interactive Website HKD 380,000 

  • Compatible to different systems in mobile phones and computers
  • Adding user system;
  • An independent server for secured photos and data storage;
  • Intraweb (for individual doctors to discuss cases and building up a database);
  • A photo-uploading function;
  • A forum for doctors and users to communicate directly;
  • An additional server for storage of photo and data;
  • Hiring extra administrators to maintain the routine enquiries (in order to ease voluntary doctors burden), monitor the online forum and speed-up the functioning of the website

Returning Gifts

No matter you are a healthcare profession or not, we wish you find it meaningful to grow with our project together! Join us now by pressing the Support Fund Button on the right hand side!

If your supported amount reaches:

$50,000+ (6 quotas)

An animal icon with a name (listing VIP Sponsor) would be personally designed for you and listed on our website drfriend.hk under doctors animals zoo for 12 months

 

$10,000-$49,999 (16 quotas)

1. Twice Chinese Medicine treatment (with Chinese medicine), or

2. One physiological treatment or sports treatment, and

3. Name being listed on our website drfriend.hk under doctors animals zoo for 6 months

 

$5,000-$9,999 (60 quotas)

1. Twice Chinese Medicine treatment (with Chinese medicine), or

2. One physiological treatment or sports treatment

 

$1,000-$4,999 (150 quotas)

1. VIP Express Service (one time): Asking questions via video-chat during office hours, two hours express analysis of medical reports, or, a book written by Doctor Giraffe <<Little Giraffe Life as a Doctor in the Department of Emergency>> (local mailing fee inclusive)

2. One Chinese Medicine treatment (with Chinese medicine)

 

$500-$999 (180 quotas)

A book written by Doctor Giraffe <<Little Giraffe Life as a Doctor in the Department of Emergency>> (local mailing fee inclusive)

  • It shares funny stories that happen in the hospital and other medical information. Being on the front line, Doctor Giraffe often encounters hilarious "incidents" during work. For example, a mother brought her daughter to see a doctor, it turned out that the mother was not willing to go to work thus bringing her little girl with her to get a sick leave!
  • It participated the 2018 Bookfair 
  • Nominated and admitted to the so-call Hong Kong "Oscar" in the publishing industry - Golden Book Award
  • Published by Crown Publishing

 

$1-$499 (Unlimited quota)

Dr. Friend membership. Latest news of us will be emailed to members by the end of every month

 

 

Media Interview

  • HKET: Doctors setting a free forum answering medical questions: enhancing public health knowledge and awareness https://goo.gl/b4J8vm 

  • HKET:  Specialist from the department of emergency talks about incidents happen in hospital https://goo.gl/qHyKiW

  • HK01: Chinese medicine practitioner from Ask Dr. Friend teaches how to make easy black sugar tea with different benefits https://goo.gl/ha5jj7

 

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