CrowdMed Blog

MD Spotlight: DrDeVilliers

This month’s MD Spotlight is CrowdMed Medial Detective and Moderator, DrDeVilliers. Originally from and currently residing in South Africa, DrDeVilliers brings an impressive determination and dedication to their CrowdMed cases. Inspired by their father, a Pediatrician, DrDeVilliers chose to study medicine over a choice of Electrical Engineering. Today, DrDeVilliers is a general practice physician with […]

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My 10-Year Diagnosis Journey: An Update

“Same story, different day.” That’s my default response when people ask me how I’m doing. And it’s the truth. When I last detailed my grueling diagnosis journey, it had ended on a hopeful note. There was one remaining obstacle, however. I still had to confirm CrowdMed’s suggested diagnoses with my doctor. But I can’t afford […]

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What Balloons Can Teach Us About Crowdsourcing Medicine

When searching for a cure for an uncommon disease, doctors and medical detectives are confronted with a difficult knowledge problem. The correct answer is out there, but it’s likely known only to a handful of people, dispersed among a lot of people who haven’t a clue, or worse, have the incorrect diagnosis. How can we […]

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CrowdMed in the News

This has been a busy, exciting time for CrowdMed, and we’re extremely grateful that much of that excitement has to do with the press we’ve gotten.  In only the last month, we’ve appeared in multiple mainstream publications. Here are just a few of the stories that have been written about us.

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