Dr. Subrahmanyam Karuturi, a
name synonymous with a successful dream that went right has shown
the world that his story of success is something that anyone can
“Survival of the fittest” said Charles Darwin to justify the
survival of an individual in this world. History is beset with the
examples of revolutionaries who inspired their followers by a well
thought out vision and vigor. Dr. Subrahmanyam Karuturi is no less
as far as stirring people and advancing the engine called
Dr. Subrahmanyam Karuturi provides a role to each of his
comrades-in-arms and in turn they accomplish it to the satisfaction
of their leader, such accomplishments have gone into making
what it is today. No wonder, Dr. Subrahmanyam Karuturi's dreams are
at the verge of becoming realities.
Dr. Subrahmanyam Karuturi, a young and dynamic doctor by profession
takes delight in accepting challenges.
Upon pursing Medicine at Guntur Medical College; Dr. Subrahmanyam Karuturi
with his immeasurable understanding and proficiency in Internet and
its associated realms, has successfully launched and made
DoctorsHangout.com a leader.
Being Net savvy this dotcom doctor finds himself devoting and
developing challenging Internet applications. Backed by a practiced
psyche, this high-flying Doctor, a workaholic by nature and an
entrepreneur by intuition has ventured to create DoctorsHangout.com
to connect Doctors across the six continents.
"When I realized that the information a patient had built up from
his experience could help similar patients, I started
Foundation: to help as many patients as I possibly could and
share the information other similar patients learned with them. But
I knew there were tons of patients around the world who had gone
through their own journeys and had extremely valuable health
information to share themselves. And by sharing it, they could help
similar patients. Indian Patient Foundation makes it possible for
patients around the world to share and learn from one another. I
believe strongly in the power of connecting people. I think that
when motivated people are connected, greatness is produced. If we've
done our job right with Indian Patient Foundation, the interface
itself should fade into the background, and the relationships on the
website should shine.
Indian Patient Foundation is an ambitious project with only one
goal: to build a patient-centered health information sharing network
for people with similar health problems. I visualize a world in
which every patient can instantly tap into the health knowledge and
disease experiences of every other, so that every patient can learn
how well treatments have worked for others, whether they are
allopathy, alternative, experimental, or prescription.
People with diseases walk around generating an incredible amount of
data about their health every second of every day, but we just let
that data disappear. We don't know how well most treatments actually
work in the wild. Indian Patient Foundation allows patients to
collaborate, share health and treatment information with each other,
and track and share their health. Patients learn from each other's
experiences in a massively scalable way. This turns the traditional
medical model on it's head. I think this is a better model for
Connecting with another patient online that has been spending their
life going through the same disease as you is extremely empowering.
You get to swap your disease experiences. You get to tell each other
about the crazy treatments you've tried; the crazy symptoms or drug
reactions you've experienced; the crazy social situations you've
encountered. What you start to get is validation. You get validation
that all of the crazy things that you've been going through aren't
crazy at all. You learn that you are not alone. This validation is
empowering. It translates into confidence. It translates into
friendship with other patients. You don't feel like an isolated
victim. Your spirits rise with this newfound sense of community. And
you begin to realize that the most valuable resource available to
you in your care is in Indian Patient Foundation: your fellow
Can you imagine a world where every patient is instantly
connected with every other similar patient? Where the treatments
that work (whether allopathy, alternative or in between) surface
from the collective intelligence of patients distributed throughout
the world? The causes, cures, and treatments we can discover from
the symphony of patient experiences going on in real-time throughout
the world, to me, is a mind blowing proposition.
Let the patient revolution begin."
-- Dr. Subrahmanyam Karuturi, MD, FRSPH
“Part of us is always the observer, and no matter what, it observes.
It Watches us. It does not care if we are happy or unhappy, if we
are sick or well, if we live or die. Its only job is to sit there on
our shoulder and pass judgment on whether we are worthwhile human
beings.” (R. Bach)
At the end of my journey through out this world, I want that
observer to say that my life was worthwhile.
-- Dr. Subrahmanyam Karuturi, MD, FRSPH
“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” (Steve
“The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the
crowd. The man who walks alone, is likely to find himself in places,
no one has ever been.
You have two choices: you can dissolve into the mainstream or you
can be distinct. To be distinct you must be different. To be
different, you must strive to be what no one else but you can be.”