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Lasik & Myopia – Interview with Dr Lee Sao Bing


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

Colorectal Cancer - Interview with Dr Koh Poh-Koon

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


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


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[...]

Growing up in a Mafia family – Interview with Dr Richard DeAndre


From ghetto to Princeton, Dr Richard DeAndre tells it all

Growing up was not easy for Dr DeAndre. He was brought up in the streets of the poorest, most violent areas in United States – Hell’s Kitchen, New York City – known for its Mafia, druggies and high crime rates.[...]

Cancer warrior – Interview with Dr Ang Peng Tiam


Get to know the man behind Singapore’s first ever oncology department

At a time when becoming a cardiologist was all the rave for aspiring doctors in Singapore, Dr Ang Peng Tiam has decided his calling was to help conquer cancer. And he was right. Decades later, he still finds satisfaction in[...]

Smile Advocate – Interview with Dr Asha Karan


Dr Asha Karan proves there’s more to dentistry than just fixing teeth

Articulate, soft spoken and passionate about promoting health education, Dr Asha K Karan of Smile Makers Dental Clinic commands attention whenever she speaks, evoking a sense of calm and authority. Her ability to make her patients understand the importance of[...]

Preventing Antibiotics Resistance


Proper use of antibiotics is key

The discovery of antibiotics, also known as microbial drugs, has been considered one of the most relevant healthcare breakthroughs in the world. Antibiotics are medications that fight infections caused by bacteria. Penicillin, the first antibiotic, was discovered by Alexander Fleming[...]

Dealing with COPD – Interview with Prof Lim Tow Keang


Prof Lim Tow Keang helps clear the air

Unlike cancer or heart diseases, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD does not strike fear amongst us. Mention COPD to anyone and you will most likely get a blank stare in return. Most people do not know what it is[...]



Developing innovations for sustainable health

It’s a scary fact that almost every day, a new disease is being discovered. And our fast-paced lifestyle is not helping one bit. But thanks to breakthrough technologies that come just right on time to help us detect early and[...]

See-ing Into The World Of Ophthalmology – Interview with Dr Jovina See


Our eyes are light to our souls, Dr. Jovina See tells us more

Unlike her peers, Dr. Jovina See had always known what she wanted to be when she grew up. “I wanted to be an eye doctor! As a child, I had always been fascinated by doctors. I often accompanied my mother[...]

Docs, Mind your Bedside Manner


Understanding the psychology of the patient

This could very well be an apocryphal tale, but I have a suspicion it is more true than false. When Mrs Lim, a 79-year old lady, first noticed a lump in her left breast in 2006, she went alone to[...]

Minimally Invasive Surgery For Colorectal Conditions

Most people cringe at the mere mention of anything to do with the colon, particularly when it comes to its function of disposing bodily waste. Nevertheless, a healthy colon is serious business and deserves our attention – especially when it[...]

Strike Out Stroke In Atrial Fibrillation


How can we avoid a stroke crisis?

Every year, 15 million people worldwide experience a stroke.1 Approximately five million of these suffer permanent disabilities and over five million more die.2 In the Asia-Pacific region in 2004 the approximate number of patients who had survived a stroke at[...]

Oh, Baby Baby – Interview with Dr. E K Tan


Dr. E K Tan delivers babies and cooksup a storm in the kitchen.

This gynae is 10 capable midwives put together. Most men will find their greatest satisfactions in achieving yet another rung in their career or probably, scoring a free kick on the fields. Dr. E K Tan is different – he[...]

New Vision For Myopia


Battling shortsightedness in Singapore with new treatment approaches

A silent epidemic across Asia, myopia affects many children between the ages of six and twelve. Research indicates that a quarter of them require glasses by the age of seven, and eight in ten Singaporeans are myopic by the time[...]

Of Gods, Demons & Heroes – Interview with Dr Lim Liang


Not all doctors are boring, as Dr. Lim Liang shows us.

You will stop and stare the moment you step into Dr. Lim Liang’s home. Right by his doorstep stands a glass cabinet neatly displaying little war figurines – there are fearsome-looking demons, macho swordsmen and weird-looking creatures of sorts. On[...]

Medical CT Scanning


Latest trends in low dose management

The lowering of patient radiation dose remains a prevailing concern for healthcare providers, and medical practitioners worldwide are increasingly looking to leverage advanced solutions for faster, more accurate and gentler imaging that enable better patient care. While it used to[...]

Hands Up For Daddy! – Interview with Dr Tan Ter Chyan


Fathers are just like roasted marshmallows – a little tough and charred on the outside but soft on the inside.

As Father’s Day draws nearer, Ezyhealth & Beauty speaks with hand surgeon Dr Tan Ter Chyan, a father of three, about fatherly duties: work and discipline. Dr. Tan Ter Chyan is an overflowing fountain of interesting knowledge bits and stories.[...]

Minimally Invasive Surgery For Colorectal Conditions


A healthy colon is serious business and deserves our attention – especially when it loses its ability to work properly.

The colon, also known as the large intestine, serves an important purpose in your digestive system. It is a long, hollow tube at the end of the digestive tract where the body makes and stores stool. Simply put, the proper[...]

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