Herpes zoster (Shingles)

Herpes zoster also known as shingles is a painful skin rash caused by the varicella zoster virus (VZV) that also causes chicken pox. After recovering from chicken pox or after receiving chicken pox vaccine, the virus stays inactive in the body and can reactivate later in life causing shingles. Commonly, the risk of getting shingles increases with age or if one have a weakened immune system such as living with HIV/AIDS, cancer or on treatment such as long term steroids, radiation or chemotherapy. Signs & Symptoms: Shingles is a painful...

read more

Influenza: Fighting the Flu

It’s the time of year, where the weather is getting colder (for the tropics!), the days shorter and everyone is looking ahead to their end of year plans. Unfortunately, this is also the prime period for influenzal infections, otherwise known as flu season. What is influenza? Influenza is a respiratory infection caused by the influenza virus. The virus is found in humans, mammals and birds. Influenza is usually spread by contact with infective fluids, usually respiratory secretion or bid droppings. Respiratory fluids can be aersolized by...

read more

Ebola Fact Sheet

 

read more

Health Screening

Health Screening is a great way to invest in your future. Many diseases are silent killers and you may not have any symptoms until things are really serious. Bring yourself in for a regular overhaul now. It need not be too complicated: At Dr. Tan & and Partners medical centre, we have Health Screening Packages to help you identify theses diseases early. Health screening packages are available at all our clinics.   1.) Essential Health Package $200 Full Blood Count Detailed Cholesterol Profile Blood Sugar Kidney Profile –...

read more

Health Matters: Cardiovascular Disease & Screening.

We live in an era of unparalleled advance, and by all impressions, things only look set to get better. Advances in science and technology have spurred many modern medical breakthroughs .Life expectancies continue to grow, and our overall health has improved. In the past, infectious diseases such as pneumonia and sepsis were the major causes of death, and polio used to be the major cause of disability. In the modern age of antibiotics and vaccines, these threats have all but disappeared. Instead, over the decades, we’ve seen the rise of...

read more

Foods to avoid during pregnancy

First of all, congratulations on being pregnant! For most of you who have just found out you are pregnant, especially newly mums-to-be, you must have a lot of questions including what food should I avoid? What food should I eat to enhance the growth and wellbeing of my baby? Furthermore, you may already have advice from friends and families on what you should and shouldn’t be eating. It is important to eat a healthy and well balanced meal even more so when you are pregnant. This is because your baby will start absorbing the nutrients,...

read more

Thank you for your submission.

We will get back to confirm your appointment as soon as possible.