Site Info, Disclaimer and Terms of Use

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 COMPLY WITH THE TERMS BELOW IN ALL RESPECTS AS THEY MAY BE AMENDED OR REVISED PERIODICALLY. YOU ARE 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 website independently operated by Rishi Kumar, MD. My goal with RK.MD, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube (collectively referred to as "social media") is to share lessons from my career as a medical trainee and attending physician while upholding the tenets of professionalism and patient privacy outlined by HIPAA. If you ever have any suggestions, let me know! Furthermore, the posts on this site represent my opinion and do not reflect those of my current or former employers, including but not limited to Baylor College of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Memorial Hermann Hospital, McGovern Medical School, or UTHealth.

TECHNICAL

Site Name RK.MD PHP 8.1.8
Founded 2008 mariaDB 10.6
Domain rk.md SSL Cloudflare
Host Cloudways (50 GB Disk, 2 GB RAM) CDN Cloudflare Enterprise
Posts 1,407 (357,847 words) Caching Redis, Varnish, Memcached
Comments 3,874 (252,833 words, 130,233 spam comments blocked) Other QUIC, HTTP/3, Polish, Mirage, Brotli, DDoS protection, WAF, bot protection, htaccess firewall

PATIENT-PHYSICIAN RELATIONSHIP & MEDICAL ADVICE

My social media content is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice or a patient-physician relationship. The content is not intended to diagnose or treat any individual condition or as a substitute for a consultation with a licensed healthcare provider. For any health-related questions, contact your physician. Talk to your physician or pharmacist before taking any prescription or over-the-counter medication, including herbal medicines and 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. I am not your physician.

COMMENTS

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

OTHER POLICIES & RECTIFICATION

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 my endorsement of the message, opinions, or mission of that individual or group. Additionally, should you (the user) identify any content that may be construed as malicious, harmful, sensitive, or an invasion of privacy, don't hesitate to contact me to redress the issue.

EZOIC & MATOMO

This website uses ads provided by Ezoic for monetization. Please see the privacy policy here. Matomo is an open source web analytics platform through which I collect and process certain information from users to this website.

Contact Form — When a user sends me an inquiry via the contact form, I collect the name, email address, and message. This data is solely used in connection with answering the query I received.

Usage Data — When you visit RK.MD, I store the website you visited from, the parts of this site you visit, the data and duration of your visit, your anonymised IP address (e.g., 192.168.xxx.xxx), information from the device (device type, operating system, screen resolution, language, country you're located in, and web browser type) you used during your visit, and more. I process this usage data in Matomo Analytics for statistical purposes only, to improve RK.MD and to recognize and stop any misuse.

Cookies — I use cookies (small data files transferred onto computers or devices by sites) for record-keeping purposes and to enhance functionality on RK.MD. You may deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies by changing the settings of your web browser. Cookies that are already stored may be deleted at any time.

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