Welcome to my website
The first was built with good graphics, approximately 8 years ago, but with quite different purposes than the current ones. At that time, the main objective for building the website was to create a “spot” where Healthcare “professionals” (with a capital H) could meet, exchange ideas, contribute to their mutual growth.
All of this did not preclude the involvement of “laypeople”.
The result being? Poor participation by Colleagues and even less participation by “laypeople”.
It is no one’s fault, however I had to revise my position, taking into account that “professionals” run around swamped with work and that “laypeople” have other things to worry about (perhaps rightly so).
Everything was created, eight years ago as mentioned, with the strong conviction that new communication technologies would become extremely helpful in Medicine and beyond.
This conviction was successfully consolidated in my role as an Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology consultant for the CIRM (Radio Medical International Centre). The CIRM is an Entity that is recognized, and partially subsidized, by the Italian State and which has been assisting seafarers from all over the world since 1935.
Founded by Prof. Guglielmo Marconi, it constitutes a jewel in Italy’s crown and the country’s presence in international scenarios.
The current President, Prof. Francesco Amenta, a proud supporter of Telemedicine in Italy, was able to do what we still have not been able to obtain in Public Healthcare: the healthcare file. Every maritime freight shipping company that adheres to the project, is equipped with a personnel healthcare file within a USB “key”, where all the useful clinical data is collected with adequate privacy protection!
Getting back to us, this long period of experience convinced me that I needed to renew my methods of network presence. Who better to help me through this necessary metamorphosis than young and enthusiastic forces?
I shared my experience in the field with a promising “start-up” with an evoking name: DaVinci.
I created what you are seeing together with them. The objective now is to provide phone/e.mail/online consultation, to those who want it, relative to Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology issues.
Why should a person use this service? I won’t dwell on my resumé, which you can read in another section and I can quickly summarize into 16 years as Head Physician directly caring for 50-60 patients, and 3 years as the Chief of the Medical Department managing approximately 200 beds.
Alongside clinical work I have performed and still perform research and teaching activities, which have been my first love. And since you never forget your first love, I’ll let you deduce the outcome!
I can assure you that these last two activities (research and teaching) were and are essential for providing medical assistance that aspires to be “first class” for all those who intend to benefit from it.
This project was born well before this SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, however, what has happened further enhances the meaning that e-health has in all its forms.
Among the PhD theses I have revised over recent years, there was always a lack of works highlighting the value that these technologies assume during epidemics and pandemics.
In the future I will certainly be revising theses on this topic: emphasizing the transformation of a disadvantage (the lack of a direct physician/patient relationship) into a strength.
Enjoy your visit!