Thursday, April 24, 2008

Good doctors & technology

There are many doctors all around town. Some are well known for their expertise but mostly are just mediocre. Thinking about those doctors that are good in their field, I would recommend Dr Subra from Klinik Kulit Subra in Jalan Ong Kim Wee, Melaka. He is a skin specialist and I am glad that my mother brought me to see him to treat the fungal infection on my toes. Within week the fungal infection was gone. That was about 20 years ago.

Even at that time, Dr Subra has already use the computer to record and search for the latest advances in medicine for skin matters. I think he might have use the drug reference guide when prescribing the medicine and ointment for various skin diseases. I think it is good for every doctors to use drug reference guide. The reason being that most doctors would not be able to remember various names and descriptions of the medicine available in the market. Some may only remember the outdated type of medicines which are not suitable to the current type of diseases.

So how do you know whether a doctor is good or not? Firstly, by words of mouth and recommendations from others. Then, check whether he has the facilities that enables him to be updated regularly about the current advances in medicine.

p/s: “This announcement was paid for by Epocrates.”

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