Welcome to our Clinic Blog! Here's where we introduce ourselves.
I'm Leslie Tay. I was born a Teochew to Teochew Parents who were born of Teochew Parents themselves. So I consider myself a purebred Teochew Ah Bah.
I grew up in Toa Payoh, spent my formative years at St Andrew's School and then studied in Raffles Junior College. After NS, we all migrated to Sydney where I studied medicine at the University of Sydney.
After my doing my Housemanship year at Concord Hospital Sydney, I returned to Singapore with my wife and settled here. Why? Because I missed my Teh Tarik and Roti Prata for breakfast!
After working for a couple of years in Government Hospital, I joined Raffles Medical Group as a family doctor, after which we spent 2 years in Bangkok as expats. During this time, I did some mission work as a Doctor in the border regions of Thailand.
After returning home, I spent some time working in the private sector and even joined the EDB's biomedical sector for a short stint. Before starting Karri Family Clinic, I was working at the Children's Emergency Dept at KK Women's and Children's Hospital.
I completed my Graduate Diploma in Family Medicine in 2007, so I guess I am a little smarter than I was before!
Meet my partner, Dr Surendran Baskaran (Baptism name, Marc).
Suren believes that the family doctor plays a central role in the healthcare needs of family's. He studied in NUS and graduated in 1991 and enjoyed working in the public hospitals for 6 years. In 1998 he left to join a corporate clinic Gethin-Jones Medical Group.
After a few years there, he started his own practice in Woodlands. He went on to complete the Masters degree in Family Medicine in 2002.
Suren is also certified to practise Anti-Ageing medicine where he helps to ensure that people have the resources to live a long healthy and productive life.
We are joined this year by Dr Serene Ang who consults during Friday Nights. Serene brings with her many years of experience in Family Practice. She will be focussing on Women's Health and Skin Disorders.