Tuesday, 10 October 2017 19:25

Managing Cardiac Events

There are many things that can go wrong with the cardiovascular system, leading to a cardiac event. As a cardiologist, it’s important to keep information I share with the public, as simple as possible.

Published in Medical Buff
Tuesday, 20 June 2017 18:55


It is difficult to express just how much I enjoy being a gastroenterologist. Not everybody gets to do what they love, but for me, my work is my hobby and my passion.

Published in Medical Buff
Thursday, 01 June 2017 17:32

Medical Evacuations

Medical evacuations are difficult to pull off but in terms of complexity, there’s nothing that goes beyond extracorporeal membrane oxidation (ECMO).

Published in Medical Buff
Wednesday, 02 November 2016 06:44


Remember this number. It could save your life

Published in Briefings
Thursday, 06 October 2016 07:31

Emergency Rescue Service 9999

Family Medical Practice has launched Vietnam’s first 24-hour emergency response system. The new service can be accessed in Ho Chi Minh City by pressing *9999 on your phone.

Published in Breaking
Friday, 05 August 2016 14:45

Appeal for Community Donations

Family Medical Practice (FMP) has put out a call for donations ahead of its joint outreach programme with the Embassy of Israel to the impoverished rural Kon Plong region of Kon Tum province in the Central Highlands.

Published in Just In
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 09:47

Work Permit Health Checks at Care 1

Family Medical Practice is now providing work-permit health checks at the Care 1 clinic, located in The Manor in Ho Chi Minh City.

Published in Breaking
Thursday, 17 March 2016 06:31


Living in Vietnam; travelling through Asia; enjoying street food; children and play dates; family pets — these all mean that at one time you will have to research and ask for assistance regarding worms.

Published in Medical Buff

The new Emergency Medical Response Center will be using state-of-the-art ambulances

A soon-to-be completed Emergency Medical Response Center in Ho Chi Minh City went through a full simulation of its ProQA software programme last week.

Published in Breaking
Wednesday, 16 December 2015 10:21

Fresh Thinking on Diabetes

Fresh thinking on Diabetes

Diabetes is one of the oldest known human diseases; but due to our current lifestyles, food portions and increased sugar in our diet, diabetes will become the biggest killer over the next few years. Its full name (diabetes mellitus) comes from the Greek words for syphon and sugar, and describes the most obvious symptom of uncontrolled diabetes: the passing of large amounts of urine that is sweet because it contains sugar (glucose).

Published in Medical Buff
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