licensed physician sharing evidence-based health information & advice with
a twist of “char”
The new trend of sharing health-care information using social media platforms
BY: Jnnielle Anne A. Andea
A Filipino TikToker who has been entertaining but useful medical advice to over a million followers is now a certified doctor!
After completing medical school at Saint Louis University, Winston Tiwaquen, the trending doctor also known as “Dr. Kilimanguru” passed the 2020 Physician Licensure Exam.
“Anong gagawin mo pag nagnosebleed ka? Una, kumalma ka lang dahil nandito naman ako. Char!” the wannabe doctor would begin his videos with, before moving on to actual medical advice.
During the COVID 19 Pandemic, Dr. Kilimanguru delivered a variety of health-related information. He creates videos to raise awareness, teach people the Dos and Don’ts, and most importantly, to enlighten people’s minds so they don’t believe in misleading health advice.
“Kaya mahalaga rin ang tamang impormasyon ang nakakarating sa mga kababayan natin para tamang desisyon din ang gawin nila para sa kanilang kalusugan,”
GMA Network, (2020, Dec. 4). Viral TikTok doctor passes 2020 Physician Licensure Exam. https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/hashtag/content/766765/viral-tiktok-doctor-passes-2020-physician-licensure-exam/story/