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The Cancer Crusader

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Clinician Scientist Dr Iain Tan on translating research to results

When you are as passionate as Dr Iain Tan is about combating cancer, you want to fight on more than one front. A consultant oncologist leading the colorectal cancer service within the Division of Medical Oncology at National Cancer Centre[...]

Programmed for Excellence

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Urologist and robotic surgeon Dr James Tan explores innovative surgery

It’s not everyone who discovers that they are cut out to be surgeons before they even hit their teens. But that is just what Dr James Tan, urologist and robotic surgeon, did. He developed a mechanical bent at a tender[...]

Home is Where the Heart is

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Cardiologist Dr Soon Chao Yang puts his heart into his work

For Dr Soon Chao Yang, serving others has always been close to his heart. As a teenager, Dr Soon suffered from allergic rhinitis and frequently needed to visit his family doctor. At the doctor’s office, he was inspired by the[...]

Finding the Right Fit

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Pedorthist Owen Oo tells us how to choose our shoes

“My message to everyone is to learn to appreciate and love their feet. When your feet feel good, you feel good too.” There is a Chinese belief that the state of one’s feet is linked to the overall health of[...]

Doctor on a Mission

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Dr Tyng Tan cuts a graceful figure in the aesthetic industry

Whether treating hair loss and skin problems at her clinic along Orchard Road or helping underprivileged farmers with undiagnosed silent diseases in far-flung places in Cambodia and Thailand, Dr Tyng Tan, Clinic Director of The Aesthetics and Hair Clinic, makes[...]

Healer and Educator

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Dr Elisa Koh and her fight against gynaecological cancers

Oprah once said, “The real work of your life is to figure out your function – your part in the whole – as soon as possible, and then get about the business of fulfilling it as only you can.” Dr[...]

For the Love of Kids

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Get to know paediatrician and sleep specialist A/Prof Daniel Goh

As someone whose everyday work involves dealing with cranky, sleep-deprived children, it’s no wonder A/Prof Daniel Goh is every bit a patient man. As Head of the Department of Paediatrics and a Senior Consultant at the Division of Paediatric Pulmonary[...]

Bosom Buddy

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A staunch advocate for breast cancer awareness, Dr Felicia Tan talks about breast lumps, Angelina Jolie, and how getting a mammogram can save your life

IN THE MALE-dominated world of surgery, Dr Felicia Tan, Breast Surgeon at FeM Surgery, certainly cuts a graceful figure. With her easy smile and charming personality, it’s easy for patients to gravitate towards the petite surgeon. She has an innate[...]

The Vision Virtuoso – Mr Yap Tiong Peng

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Mr Yap Tiong Peng’s passion for optometry goes beyond prescribing specs

Start a conversation on vision disorders with Mr Yap Tiong Peng and he might not be finished explaining about their causes and treatments until the next day. That’s how passionate he is at what he does. A senior consultant optometrist[...]

The Sleep Expert – Dr Kenny Pang

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Dr Kenny Pang shares his dos and don’ts in managing sleep woes

Some doctors are interested about the functions of the heart, others specialise on the workings of the mind. Dr Kenny Pang, a renowned Ear, Nose & Throat Specialist, is fascinated about sleep – the natural periodic state of rest for the[...]

Man on a Mission – Interview with Dr Arthur Tseng

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Dr Arthur Tseng aims to raise awareness about the most taboo gynaecological conditions

From ‘he’s very nice and patient’ to ‘he is worth the long queue’ and ‘it’s like talking to an old friend’ – Dr Arthur Tseng’s patients only have good words for the young doctor. They have one common concern, however[...]

Champion of Our Hearts – Interview with Dr Goh Ping Ping

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Dr Goh Ping Ping advocates for women’s heart health

With her gentle demeanor, soft but determined voice and kind face, Dr Goh Ping Ping is the sort of person you would randomly approach for directions at a busy street. Listen to her talk and discuss about things she’s passionate[...]

Precise and Robotic – Interview with Dr Dean Koh

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Dr Dean Koh cuts a sharp figure in the country’s colorectal surgery scene

Who would have thought that being good at playing video games in his childhood would one day play a big role in Dr Dean Koh Chi-Siong’s chosen career. A senior consultant and general surgeon at Colorectal Clinic Associates in Mount[...]

Easy on the Eyes – Interview with Dr Gemmy Cheung

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Ophthalmologist Dr Gemmy Cheung brings sight to patients

We often take our eyes for granted. Save for a few swipes of mascara in the morning, we seldom pay much attention to our eyes on a daily basis. Until something serious happens, that is. But even then, some patients[...]

The Doctor with Toys for the Big Boys – Interview with Dr Chin Pak Lin

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With a passion for surgery and affinity for engineering, Dr Chin Pak Lin champions robotic surgery in Singapore

For most people, engineering and medicine are poles apart. You either have a passion for healing and making the sick better or an inclination towards designing systems and structures. For Dr Chin Pak Lin, Consultant within the Adult Reconstructive Service[...]

AIDS Advocate – Interview with Dr Leong Hoe Nam

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Fighting infectious diseases on a daily basis

Every year since 1988, we have been commemorating World AIDS Day, but the stigma and discrimination surrounding AIDS and HIV continue to prevail worldwide. Thanks, however, to some few good men who choose to venture where few men dare to[...]

Lasik & Myopia – Interview with Dr Lee Sao Bing

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Crystal Clear - Never take your vision for granted

Ezyhealth met Dr Lee, Medical Director and Principal Surgeon of Shinagawa Lasik & Eye Centre, Singapore, and he stressed the importance of having our eyes checked annually. Dr Lee has many years of experience in using Lasik to treat myopia,[...]

Colorectal Cancer – Interview with Dr Koh Poh-Koon

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Going into battle, Fighting Singapore’s number one cancer

EHB: Share with us what are the USP (unique selling points) for Fortis Colorectal Hospital (FCH). Dr Koh: FCH occupies a unique position as the first and only hospital in Southeast Asia with a dedicated focus on the full spectrum of[...]

Pushing Minis – Interview with Dr Oliver Hennedige

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Unconventional and Strong-Willed, Dr Oliver Hennedige Proves Dental Success Comes in Minis

Without passion, a dentist’s job is just that, a job with long, painstaking hours, cleaning and attending to every cavity and oral health concern there is. Imagine seeing 10 to 15 patients a day, with various dental problems, pacifying kids[...]

The Business of Aesthetics – Interview with Dr Elias Tam

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Dr Elias Tam Shares the Beauty of his Profession

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”- Confucius. Dr Elias Tam, one of Singapore’s pioneers in aesthetic practice, must have taken Confucius’ saying to heart by the way he works and[...]

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