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I’ve been looking for a single site that allows me to ask questions, or just talked about my many medical issues, I’ve finally found that site, Thanks MediFriends.

-John K.

It can be very frustrating sorting through all the medical gobbledygook. At least here, people understand what I’m feeling.

- Arron G.

During the pandemic, I felt very much alone. Now that I’ve joined my Circle, I don’t feel that way.

- Stephanie W.

What is MediFriends?

MediFriends is simply a place where friends can share health-related issues and advice.

How did MediFriends begin?

Two brothers, Mike and Dave, created MediFriends because of a personal experience they went through trying to find straightforward medical answers when their mother was sick. They searched far and wide online for something more than “doctor speak.”

Since they couldn’t find what they needed, they created it. MediFriends is that shared space for anyone looking for information, advice, or a supportive ear.

What’s the difference between MediFriends and “Social Media ?

MediFriends is better described as an online community rather than a Social Media channel. People who join don’t try to generate “likes” or collect followers. Discussions found in Circles are meant for fellow MediFriends -- not for hundreds, thousands or millions of strangers. The point of MediFriends is to share, not accumulate.

Perhaps you discovered MediFriends on social media, and that’s not a bad thing! If you routinely use Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, following MediFriends is a good way to stay connected or share what you’ve found with others.

OK. How else is MediFriends different from those famous Social Media Giants?

First off, your personal data isn’t auctioned off to marketers to make a gazillion dollars.

Next, it’s not a popularity contest. Members don’t post photos of their kids’ senior prom, their latest vacation, or the meal they had for dinner last night. And zero cat memes (although they DO talk about pet health, included).

MediFriends IS, on the other hand, a safe place for everyday people to talk about health-related experiences they have in common. It’s voluntary – there’s no peer pressure to join or remain a member. Members are free to disclose to others as much (or as little) as they wish. Members don’t practice medicine here and they don’t diagnosis patients.

Finally, we’re anonymous, non-judgmental, and agree to treat others with respect.

What’s with ‘The Circles?’”

Circles are simply groups that have been started by members that are set aside to discuss one particular subject or condition. If you see a group that matches your interests, you can request

to join. The founder of the group controls access. If you don’t see the topic you’d like to explore, you can start your own circle. There’s no cost for starting a circle, nor does it cost anything to join one. Like the rest of the website, it’s FREE!

If I sign up, will my inbox get littered with solicitation emails or endless advertising messages?

We don’t collect or sell your information to third parties. Period.

One day, to help defray costs, MediFriends may allow display advertisements on portions of the website, but we’ll tell you if that time comes. On our site it will always be completely up to individuals to decide if they want to engage with advertisers. Again, the information you provide MediFriends won’t be sold.

How secure is my information?

Because the profile you create is private, you don’t have to worry about the security of personal details. Unlike other social media sites that require more details and information, on MediFriends, it’s one less thing to worry about.

What if I wish to leave a Circle that I’ve joined?

You decide which Circles to join. Leaving a Circle is as simple as joining it: 1) simply request to leave, 2) you’ll be asked if you really want to leave, 3) if that’s your wish, just confirm and you’ll no longer belong to that group. But you’ll still be a member of Medifriends. You may then join another group, or start your own Circle.

If I’m a caretaker for a relative or loved one, can I participate in a Circle that concerns them?

YES! Many MediFriends care for or are concerned about a loved one or family member and they join Circles to learn more about the condition or hear about others in similar situations. Also, not everyone is, shall we say, “computer savvy,” so, taking part in a Circle with another person in mind is totally fine. You might even find a Circle that applies DIRECTLY to you, and you’re welcome to join that. Speaking of which….

Is there a limit to the number of Circles that I can belong to?

No, there’s no limit, but the purpose of MediFriends is to share in a community. Hopefully you’ll find a few that you enjoy and receive some value for your time. Remember there’s no prize for belonging to the most Circles, and there are no “rankings” for how often you post. We all lead busy lives, and time is valuable. MediFriends wasn’t started to add to someone’s stress levels, but to reduce them if possible.

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Home Page

The Home Page will show you an overview of the Forum. Here you can browse different categories, see which posts, subcategories and users are trending, view an overview of your circles and create a new post. To access this page from other parts of the fourm. simply click the MediFriends logo at the top left of the page.

Search

The user can search for any Titles/ Posts / Users / Tags on the forum. By default, the user can search only the Titles/Posts. To search Users / Tags, one has to use the advanced search.

Start a Conversation

The user can add a post in the Forum by clicking on “Start a Conversation” button

Top Discussions

The user can view the listing of Recent 5 discussions in the forum. Also, the user can see the count of comments, viewers on the Post along with time duration when it was added/updated. The user can view all discussions by clicking on View all Discussions.

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These are the main topics on the forum Ex: Cancer, Heart, Eyes, Head, Stomach, etc. The user can view top 4 Categories on Home Page To view all the categories on Forum, the user may click on See All

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