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Non-compliant Patients

26 June, 2014

Being a doctor can sometimes be quite frustrating. You tend to get upset when patients fail to accept established clinical...

When tempers fray

Written by: Dr Ang Peng Tiam
29 May, 2014

It was the day before Labour Day and the clinic was exceptionally crowded. The work week had been shortened because...

Cancer of the heart

26 April, 2014

It was 3am on Palm Sunday, the start of the Holy Week for Christians on April 13, when my phone...

Eight years and counting

27 March, 2014

“Do you want just the last volume or do you want all his records?” asked my nurse when I requested...

Treatment plus a dose of fighting spirit

Written by: Dr Ang Peng Tiam
27 February, 2014

It was one of those rare days when my daughter happened to drop by at the clinic on her way...

The limits of reason

30 January, 2014

It is always a nerve-wrecking time for patients when they come for their annual full evaluation. Some patients tell me...

Shooting in the dark

26 December, 2013

Last Christmas was a time of great mystery for a young Chinese man from Jakarta. For several months, this 33-year...

About Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPNs)

9 December, 2013

Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPNs) were previously known as Myeloproliferative Disorders (MPDs). They are a group of clonal stem cell disorders that...

Same treatment, Different Outcomes

31 October, 2013

As is often the case with patients that are very sick, the family came first without the patient as he...