Medicard's My Pocket Doctor: Philippines' First Telemedicine App

By Mommy Donna and Kib - February 29, 2016

It is very important that we have someone whom we can rely on to in our lives, especially in times of emergency.  It is very important that we keep things handy so that when the time comes, we don't waste so much time looking for something.  Organizing is one of the skills that we need to master, hihihi.

Now that we are in digital age, most of the time we always rely on our digital devices in organizing our daily schedule.  We check our emails using our mobile phones, we track our health status using our smart watch, we have teleconferences using our laptops--these are some of the things that we can do with our gadgets.  

MediCard, a leading health maintenance organization (HMO) provider, gives a time-saving and convenient option to get medical consultations anytime, anywhere with the My Pocket Doctor.

Dr. Nicky Montoya, president of MediCard Philippines, says, "My Pocket Doctor is definitely a game changer especially in the medical field.  it is also our way of using modernized technology to make medical consultations handy for everyone.  With less waiting time, patients can now get in touch easily with a medical doctor and get consultations instantly, at the comfort of their homes or offices."

To use My Pocket Doctor, simply register on the My Pocket Doctor website ( or via the app through the App Store or Google Play Store and wait for an activation link with username and password.  Users can also register via text by sending their email address and mobile number to 29290DOCTOR (29290-362867) and wait or a call from a nurse to complete their one-time registration.  You can check this video posted on MediCard's Facebook page for the instructions on how to register.  

My Pocket Doctor's homepage

After registration, a nurse will call the member for assessment to schedule the consultation with one of their doctors.  A medical doctor will call the patient for a check-up and give prescriptions or instructions.  Video call via webcam can also be done during medical consultation for cases that need visual assessment such as skin rashes.

My Pocket Doctor has highly competent, well-trained and unbiased medical doctors from Europe and Philippines who can cover up to 70% of all health issues in a consultation an are available 24/7, ensuring members an accessible and credible medical service.

The MediCard My Pocket Doctor is for sale at Php450 at selected MediCard free-standing clinics.  Soon, the card will also be sold online through MediCard's online store.

Very convenient eh?!  This is ideal for people who are busy scheduling appointment with the doctor thru phone call and for those people who are always on the go.

To know more about MediCard, you may visit

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  1. Interesting how the digital age has made things so easy and convenient for us.I could imagine this is so useful in highly urban cities like Manila.