Abdelkader Hawasli, MD, FICS (General Surgeon, St. Clair Shores, Michigan)

Dr. Hawasli, became a member of the ICS in 1996. He is board certified in general surgery since 1986 and was among the first to perform laparoscopic cholecystectomy in Michigan in November of 1989. He is always looking for ways to help patients and has a busy surgical practice in laparoscopic foregut, bariatric and endocrine surgery.

Three years ago, with the ongoing increase in the use of technology, along with his belief that quality and affordable healthcare should be available to everybody, locally and overseas, he started working with a team to create a solution that would completely digitize the Healthcare ecosystem for hospitals, clinics, and specialist groups, giving patients unparalleled access to connect with their doctors.

When Covid-19 hit the world, the idea of telemedicine became obvious to Dr. Hawasli. The need for virtual calls grew rapidly and became a necessity. Unfortunately, there was a void in the available virtual platforms that could provide several functions in a HIPAA compliant format. Under Dr. Hawasli’s guidance, the DrOnline application became the solution, with Beta versions just released in November of 2020.

With its instant setup, DrOnline is a user friendly, virtual HIPAA compliant telehealth ecosystem that utilizes two applications (Specialist and Patient as well as a website for physician offices). It is believed to be the 1st centralized Healthcare Network with a 360-degree on demand healthcare solution with both local and International connectivity along with turnkey customized Telehealth software. The application can also integrate with any existing EMR in any physicians practice.

Physicians can invite their patients or patients can enjoy a quick download of the application with instant access to their healthcare provider. They can save their video interaction, invite a member of their family from anywhere in the world to the chat. With future enhancements currently under development and with the increased demand of physicians providing second opinions abroad, the upcoming US second opinion feature will be activated to serve patients and physicians overseas. And in underserved areas this will address a core mission of ICS.

With the necessity that all hospitals and clinics start providing their patients with a virtual option, DrOnline will soon release its urgent care feature that will provide hospitals and clinics the capability and connectivity to exclusively service patients within a 10-mile radius of their facilities. The DrOnline application has four different levels of membership. Fellows of the ICS are invited to use this platform free of charge for the first three months. After that you can keep the free level or get a 15% discount off the platinum membership or a 10% discount off the gold membership.

To obtain the discounted rates, please add your affiliation with the ICS to your DrOnline bio.

To see an informational video about the DrOnline application, visit YouTube by clicking HERE

Please note: This informational announcement is not an offer or a contract. ICS does not endorse or recommend DrOnline. The promotional discounts are only available to ICS members. DrOnline reserves the right to discontinue the promotional discount at any time without notice. ICS, ICSUS and DrOnline are legally separate entities. Use of DrOnline is based solely on the terms as outlined on the DrOnline website and/or within the associated mobile apps. DrOnline provides all previously mentioned services and benefits, not ICS or ICSUS. All DrOnline services are subject to the limitations and requirements set forth in any DrOnline service agreements that users may accept when signing up for an account.



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