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Facebook invades Philippines: Will health care capitalize on this social media?

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In my last post, I presented a research that summarizes the current internet usage of physicians, in the US, Europe, Australia and South Korea. It was a ” backgrounder” really, in my attempt to determine how many physicians in the Philippines use the internet and social media in their practice.

But this data is really difficult to find or is perhaps not available yet.  To give an approximate of how much social media (such as Facebook) has penetrated the Filipino online market, let me show an interesting graphic summary (of facts) about Facebook and its Philippines “market”. This was based on the data compiled by and graphically summarized by the Yehey digital group. I’ll leave you to draw out your own conclusions.

Philippines and Facebook facts

How many percent of this Philippine market are physicians or patients using FB for their practice or in search of medical information? If you have an idea, leave your comment below and let’s start some discussion!

Dr. Remo-tito Aguilar co-founded #HealthXPh. A board certified orthopedic surgeon, he is Chief of Clinics at General Santos Medical Center and Medical Specialist II Orthopedics at the Southern Philippines Medical Center in Davao City. Dr. Aguilar is a healthcare social media evangelist and writes his medical musings at The Cast & Curious (

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