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Recruitment for online consultation with specialist
« on: June 13, 2020, 12:43:28 PM »
Update

Update: November 4th 2020 (4-11-2020)

Only two patients have applied so far, one has been forwarded and another one has put on hold due to change in his condition. Waiting for a group of volunteers and selecting a few from that pool isn't working out so I will select people who apply first and send them through.

1/3 slots has been given away

2/3 slots are still open

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I will select 3 poisers (females included) for a video consultancy with a medical specialist. This will be done via Skype. The medical doctor has no experience with POIS patients but is open to receive a few cases. He is familiar with POIS literature and highly specialized in a certain area of medicine. I will not disclose any personal info about the doctor so don't bother asking (one reason is that I might get people from other forums here pretending of having POIS and signing up).

An important aspect to consider is the cost, which is $120/half hour.

I will put up a questionairre to compare and discern potential candidates.
Instructions will be given to you via private mail once chosen.

Be aware that there is no guarantee for a definite treatment. It may or may not lead to significant results in terms of relief but it may help to understand POIS. One should not have high expectations. Among those who be willing to pay for such consultations can fill out the questionnaire below and send the answers (keep the answers short and save them) to me via poiscenter's or reddit's (Muon1) private message (just copy and paste answers into the PM). 

There is no limitation on countries, patients can come from anywhere. Some basic skill in the english language is required to express yourself properly. Also a stable internet connection and a working microphone/camera might be handy.

Questionnaire: https://www.dropbox.com/s/nyocytgu4oxyfbu/Questionnaire.docx?dl=0

More info in the comments below.
« Last Edit: November 04, 2020, 01:11:27 PM by Muon »

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Re: Recruitment for online consultancy with specialist
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2020, 01:24:36 PM »
I'd go for this if it were in my country (Norway). If the goal is to decide on a treatment, it wouldn't be much help if he/she weren't able to prescribe medicine. Muon, I suggest you disclose what country the doctor is practising in. :)
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Re: Recruitment for online consultancy with specialist
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2020, 06:02:31 AM »
I'd go for this if it were in my country (Norway). If the goal is to decide on a treatment, it wouldn't be much help if he/she weren't able to prescribe medicine. Muon, I suggest you disclose what country the doctor is practising in. :)
He deals with international patients so I assume he has his ways. I agree, you will need a bit more information (meds prescription from a distance or do you eventually need to travel to a certain location?). I have sent an email to him and will get back to you once an answer has been received. 
« Last Edit: June 24, 2020, 03:22:09 PM by Muon »

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Re: Recruitment for online consultancy with specialist
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2020, 10:19:06 AM »
Thanks Muon :)
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Re: Recruitment for online consultancy with specialist
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2020, 03:06:16 PM »
I'd go for this if it were in my country (Norway). If the goal is to decide on a treatment, it wouldn't be much help if he/she weren't able to prescribe medicine. Muon, I suggest you disclose what country the doctor is practising in. :)

I hope this helps.

Muon:

"1) Are you able to prescribe medication to a patient if you don't live in the same country as the patient?"

"2) Is it possible that you could decide to let patients travel to a certain country? If so, what countries/cities are we talking about?
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Doctor:

"Most of the time the critical part is to identify the problem and create a plan
Prescriptions in the US will have to be written by a local physician
Cyprus, Greece and rest of Europe are fine
When travel is allowed again, visits in Greece and Cyprus can be arranged twice per year
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I also know that he has treated patients in London (UK) pre-Covid and has seen patients across European countries when attending conferences, like Spain. So it's either prescription and/or visits to Greece/Cyprus.
« Last Edit: November 02, 2020, 06:32:06 AM by Muon »

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Re: Recruitment for online consultancy with specialist
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2020, 10:47:45 AM »
Poiscenter member:

"I just need to clarify a few things: How long is the session? Did you mean it was 120 dollars for only a half an hour meeting with him or did you mean it was per half hour and could be longer?

Just want to make sure is he able to write me prescriptions and I would be able to collect from pharmacies in the Uk without travelling"


Doctor:

"$120 per half hour for as long as it needed
My Cypriot prescriptions have been honored in the UK if sent directly to the pharmacy by Fax
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Poiscenter member:

"Are we in a joint call or are we speaking to him individually?"

Individually, one-to-one. You will receive two additional questionnaires to complete beforehand. Like mentioned in his previous comment, UK is part of Europe so prescription is possible (without travel).

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Re: Recruitment for online consultancy with specialist
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2020, 02:36:01 PM »
Hi Muon,

Is it done or can I still participate?

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Re: Recruitment for online consultancy with specialist
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2020, 02:57:00 PM »
Hi Muon,

Is it done or can I still participate?

You can still participate. I gave one slot away instead of waiting till a pool of volunteers filled up, because barely anyone applied. Two slots are open. You can answer the questionnaire and then I can decide based on that. I will forward people who reply/apply first at this point. I will update the page to make it more clear.
« Last Edit: October 08, 2020, 06:04:28 AM by Muon »

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Re: Recruitment for online consultation with specialist
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2020, 06:06:56 AM »
This would be ideal for people from Greece. Is there anyone living in Greece who is interested?
« Last Edit: October 08, 2020, 06:13:02 AM by Muon »

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Re: Recruitment for online consultation with specialist
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2020, 08:03:02 PM »
Bumping this up.