Thursday, November 09, 2006

Hello and Welcome!

Hello and welcome to my Medical Blog!

After much consideration, I have finally decided that it is alright for the world to know that my cyber-foodiepersona ieat is really a Family Doctor. But over here in this blog, I'm itreat instead.

I have been toying with the idea of personalizing our service through the use of the internet since we starting our clinic last year, but really did not know of a suitable platform.

Then of course came my food blog which opened my mind to many possibilities. This medical blog will serve as a platform for me to pen down some of the thoughts that come to me while working in my clinic. I want it to be something that our existing patients will find useful in that they have a family doctor whom they can interact with in between visits.

It is not my intention to go into details of medical conditions, nor will I be offering medical opinions in the blog. To do so will be to create jobs for my lawyer friends. But I will be writing (I hope) about things that affect our everyday lives here in Singapore.

One of my interest area is childhood asthma which I feel is a condition that can be better managed in Singapore. Asthma affects 1 in 5 children here and is growing and most parents do not know how to manage it. I will be writing from the point of view of both a doctor as well as a parent of 2 young children, so I hope it will be relevant to other parents out there.

I would love to hear from you as to what medical issues are of interest to you which you would like to read about. So please write to me at:

Hope you will find the blog useful and entertaining.

Yours Sincerely,

Leslie Tay
MBBS Sydney


Stormtrooper's Lackey said...

Just when I am thinking of changing my GP, I found out that your clinic is within walking distance of my home!

As for the kind of medical problems that I would like to see being mentioned on the blog, why not do a feature on indigestion?

Unknown said...

leslie, fabryuk here. I have been following your blog. I am the guy who saw u at Zsa Zsa. I am a doctor also, plse email me to discuss certain issues of blogging in relation to medical illness....

Mervin Lin said...

Why aren't medical records in Singapore electronic? I'm not sure about your clinic, but I've yet to see a private GP using some form of electronic medical record.

Ethal said...

Hi! I'm Weng Yee's mummy, the little toddler who visited you few hours ago. Just wanna tell you that your makan blog is wonderful and actually it is my makan bible since last year. What a blessing that I can meet the man behind the bible. And your blog keeps me drooling for food and add on centimetres to my waist which I tried very hard to get rid of. Well done dude. Keep it up and be hype!

Dr Leslie said...

Why thanks very much! Good to meet with you too.