TECHNICAL

RK.md is a WordPress powered medical/sci-tech blog founded by Rishi Kumar in 2008. It is hosted by SiteGround on a shared Linux server running Apache with PHP 7.1.2. So far, 863 public posts have been written containing 224,666 words. Additionally, 2436 comments containing 194,012 words have been contributed. Performance and security measures built into the site include Cloudflare’s flexible SSL, HTML5, CSS3, HTTP/2, and accelerated mobile pages (AMP).

AGREEMENT

BY ENTERING AND USING RK.MD (“BLOG”, “SITE”, “WEBSITE”), THE USER (“YOU”, “YOUR”, “FOLLOWER”, “FRIEND”) ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE FOLLOWING TERMS OF USE IN THEIR ENTIRETY AND THAT THE PROVISIONS, DISCLOSURES, AND DISCLAIMERS SET FORTH ARE REASONABLE. YOU AGREE TO FOLLOW AND BE BOUND BY THEM VOLUNTARILY AND NOT THE RESULT OF UNDUE INFLUENCE EXERCISED UPON YOU BY ANY PERSON OR ENTITY.

SUMMARY

RK.md is a personal, non-commercial site and independently operated by Rishi Kumar, MD and controlled by its users. My sincere goal with RK.md, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube (collectively referred to as “social media”) is to share my experiences along the humbling journey of becoming a board-certified anesthesiologist while upholding the tenets of professionalism and patient privacy as outlined by HIPAA. If you ever have any suggestions, let me know!

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PATIENT-PHYSICIAN RELATIONSHIP & MEDICAL ADVICE

My social media content is for informational purposes only and is not, and should not be considered to be, medical advice. As such, this information does not constitute a patient-physician relationship. The content is not intended for use in the diagnosis or treatment of any individual condition or as a substitute for a consultation with a licensed healthcare provider. For any health-related questions, promptly contact your physician. Talk to your physician or pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medication, including any herbal medicines and/or supplements. Never disregard professional medical advice, or delay seeking it, because of social media. Contact with me in any form is under the explicit understanding that no patient-physician relationship exists.

COMMENTS & LINKS

This website includes a provision for user comments. These comments are the express opinions and property of their respective authors. My social media also links to other websites over which I have no control. I make no claims about the accuracy of information contained in those comments and websites nor am I liable for their content.

OTHER POLICIES & DISCLAIMERS

  • Please contact your personal physician for any and all medical questions. Again, I am not your physician.
  • As my knowledge and clinical experience grow, my opinions change. Therefore, I reserve the right to alter or delete any content I have authored for any reason.
  • Contacting, “following” or “friending” people on any social media is not an endorsement by me of the message, opinions, or mission of that person or group.

USER OBLIGATIONS & RECTIFICATION

You agree to comply in all respects with the aforementioned terms as they may be amended or revised periodically. Should you (the user) identify any content that may be construed as malicious, harmful, sensitive, or an invasion of privacy, please contact me so I can redress the issue.

ABOUT RISHI

Anesthesiology chief resident physician at Baylor College of Medicine and future combined fellow in critical care and cardiothoracic anesthesiology at Harvard looking to improve medical education and patient safety with technology and quality initiatives.

2 COMMENTS

    • It really is – the long hours and stressful situations are easily matched by incredible patient encounters and opportunities to train alongside some of the brightest minds in this field. 🙂

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