Frequently Asked Questions
CaribMedical is a Caribbean Doctor’s Directory where medical professionals can register their profile, list their practice and accept requests for online appointments. Patients can find doctors, see their available opening hours and request an appointment instantly online.
No, we do not provide healthcare. We simply provide a platform by which patients can locate and contact medical professionals.
Requesting in-person appointments on CaribMedical is totally free! Of course, you will have to pay the costs associated with your doctor’s visit when you go to your appointment. If you would like to book a virtual online visit with a doctor you would have to make a payment. The Virtual Booking page will give more details.
Doctors must be licensed nationally, be in good standing with their island’s medical boards, and meet a number of other guidelines in order to list their profile on CaribMedical. This is to ensure that you get the best possible medical experience.
Here is what Wikipedia says: “In 1950, the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS) in London began to offer surgeons a formal status via RCS membership. The title Mister became a badge of honour, and today, in many Commonwealth countries, a qualified doctor who, after at least four years’ training, obtains a surgical qualification (formerly Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, but now also Member of the Royal College of Surgeons or a number of other diplomas) is given the honour of being allowed to revert to calling themselves Mr, Miss, Mrs or Ms in the course of their professional practice, but this time the meaning is different. It is sometimes assumed that the change of title implies consultant status (and some mistakenly think non-surgical consultants are Mr too), but the length of postgraduate medical training outside North America is such that a qualified surgeon may be years away from obtaining such a post: many doctors used to obtain these qualifications in the senior house officer grade, and remain in that grade when they began sub-specialty training. The distinction of Mr (etc.) is also used by surgeons in the Republic of Ireland, Australia, Barbados, New Zealand, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and some other Commonwealth countries. ” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surgeon
So if your surgeon is a Mr or a Miss, that is a good thing!
Yes, they can! Hence our name CaribMedical. Our platform is available to all Caribbean islands.
Requesting an appointment is easy.
- On our homepage click our doctor search. If you are searching for doctors in a particular island choose this island from the 'Caribbean' tab.
- On the doctor search page you will view a list of doctors and their specialties. (You may also search doctors by specialty on our homepage) After choosing and reviewing a doctor's profile you can choose to request and appointment or book a virtual visit.
- If you would like to request an in-person appointment click 'Request Appointment'. This will take you to the In-Person Booking page where you will be able to choose the week, day and time of the appointment. Remember to only enter general information in the note section to send to the doctor.
*Please be sure to enter all your information correctly, especially your email address and phone number as this is the only way doctors will be able to contact you.
- If you would like to book a virtual visit click 'Book Appointment'. This will take you to the Virtual Booking page where you will be able to choose the week, day and time of the online appointment. There is a fee for Virtual Visits - the Booking page will give more details. Click 'Proceed to Pay' and go through the steps to complete payment. You will receive an email with details of your appointment and how to proceed.
You may contact the doctor via email or phone to cancel your request. To change the request to a different time or day you can redo the request appointment time adding in the note section that you are changing a previous request.
Your doctor gets this information. Write anything you would like to tell your doctor but please use discretion about sending too much personal information via the internet.
Yes, you may! If for example you live in St. Lucia and would like to request an appointment with a doctor in Barbados, go right ahead! All that’s left is your airline ticket.