Meet the Founder

Who Is Dr. Farahat?

ABOUT OH-MYGUT.COM

WHY OH-MYGUT.COM?

My Message is to make the internet a safer place for all gut health seekers by providing in-depth, high quality, doctor-generated Gut health information that  makes a difference.

Hi, I’m Dr. Farahat, I., a gastroenterology doctor and the founder of oh-mygut.com.

I think it is time for doctors to take the lead in the health space on the internet, where non-doctors generate the majority of the content.

I think “fact-checking” or “medical-review” by a doctor is not enough for specific clinically related health topics. The doctor should be the original creator and not just a reviewer for the content.

This is critical for the Validity and safety of the information people consume on the internet. This is about the “purely medical topics” that require expert answers.

A perfect combination of a good communicator and expert-in-field is the best way to provide a safe reader experience in the world of “Doctor Google,” where people try to use it as a replacement for medical advice.

It’s our responsibility now as doctors (although we are very busy) to take the lead in protecting our patients from the low quality and biased health content on the internet.

OH-MYGUT.COM CORE VALUES

1- Content created ONLY by a specialty doctor.

We believe that your health is not a subject of negotiation. Every day, millions of search queries are typed into search engines. A wrong, misleading, or incomplete answer can negatively impact your health. 

And we think a “SAFE” answer can only be delivered to you by an “Expert-in-field.” A clinician is a doctor who profoundly understands your symptoms, fears, and risks as well as he can efficiently communicate with you.

The content you read is written ONLY by experts in the field (and will always be)

2- Evidence-Based, In-depth answers: 

We fact-check every paragraph to ensure that the content you read is accurate, up-to-date, and easily understandable answers to your gut-related questions.

oh-mygut.com don’t believe in anecdotal Medical advice.

3- Non-Biased Answers :

We believe that “marketing, selling, or promoting” any health-related products or services” will almost always lead to Biased advice & opinions. 

A piece of biased health information can be as dangerous as a wrong medication.

We separate our monetization from content creation. Therefore, no sponsored content, affiliate links, or own products will be included directly in the informational content as a part of it.

We will separate links, products, and promotions in separate sections or parts of our posts or pages to make it crystal clear for our readers.

We only recommend products that are Evidence-based and what we think our reader will benefit from. And this will not include prescription drugs or any physical or digital products that may hold potential harm for our readers.

Our ultimate goal is to ensure you obtain the correct and safe information about your health queries. Providing you with better information, protecting you from any fraudulent or inaccurate information is our priority.

4- Best user experience:

Today, a simple online search for something like “constipation remedies” can leave you convinced that you need a trip to the emergency room…or even worse.

We believe that the biggest challenge is communicating complex information in a clear, helpful, and unbiased way. And this is done without evoking health anxiety, putting our readers at risk, or underestimating their risky condition.

So we try our best to generate scannable and easy-to-read content rich in mini-infographics that help your understanding.

 


ABOUT THE FOUNDER

About Dr. Farahat, I.

I am a Gastroenterology, hepatology, and internal medicine doctor, husband, and father. Currently a practicing specialist and assistant lecturer at the department of internal medicine, Minia University, and the Minia university Liver center (MULC).

Also, I am an IBS sufferer with a long history of recurrent flare-ups of diarrhea and abdominal pain (since 2008).

 

Contact Emails:

drfarahat@oh-mygut.com The primary email to contact me about anything related to this website.

islam.farahat@mu.edu.eg  This is my official University email. Contact here if you are a peer gut doctor or you want clinical research collaborations.

Career and professional:

  • 2006 (+14 years in medicine): Joined faculty of Medicine, Minia University..
  • 2012, Dec: Graduated.
  • March 2013 – March 2014: internist at Minia University Hospital.
  • May 2014 – March 2018: Resident of internal medicine & Hepato-gastroenterology.
  • Feb 2018: Master’s Degree in Internal Medicine & Hpatogastroenterology, here is my thesis, under the supervision of my beloved Professor and one of the leading hepatologists and gastroenterologists in Egypt, Professor  M. Khattab.
  • March 2018 – Present: Gastroenterology & Hepatology specialist, Assistant lecturer & Ph.D. student & researcher in gastroenterology and hepatology.
  • Future prospectives: I am currently working on two large clinical research projects with my professors and exploring the world of endoscopic ultrasound at Cairo University, with Professor Hussein Okasha .

The image below is from MY FACEBOOK PROFILE showing Me & Prof Oksasha at our 6th Minia university liver hospital annual conference.