Most of us Filipinos are not fond of going to doctors for check up. It’s either we are afraid of knowing our health status or afraid how much the check up would it cost.
I remember my Papa saying “Kung mamatay ka, mamatay ka”. He rarely sees the doctor even if we persist him do so. He is brave and has very high tolerance in pain (He is a police officer and my hero as well :P) that’s why He never bother us for simple body pains. But when the pain is too unbearable, He asked us to rushed him to the hospital. He was diagnosed with late stage of Liver Cirrhosis and died after years of medication.
I strongly agree when Dr. Alfredo R.A. Bengzon, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Medical City (TMC) shares that “Prevention should be integrated into all aspects of our lives,”. “Through regular check-ups, diseases can be detected in their early stages hence allowing doctors to immediately manage them effectively without the expensive treatments.”
In line with its commitment to advancing health care in the country through its world class service and network of specialized experts, The Medical City (TMC) launched Be Healthy Always, a movement that advocates the power of prevention and encourages Filipinos to take charge of their health and well being by ensuring regular check-ups.
Last October 10-11, TMC brought its world-class preventive health care practice to TriNoma Mall in Quezon City with an event entitled,
”Be Healthy Always: Get Checked!”
In the two-day event, the public were given access to free full medical consultations with TMC doctors in the following areas:
TMC’s experts stressed that the ideal prevention approach not only includes healthy lifestyle choices, but also promotes the early and proactive detection, diagnosis and appropriate management of conditions and illnesses, throughout one’s entire life cycle.
Discussions with the public also covered topics such as the best defense against heart diseases, aging well, customized care for diabetics, and the basic to-do’s for expecting mothers.
“At TMC, we are committed to empowering families to making healthier choices by expanding our services to ensure that quality healthcare is accessible to all,” says Dr. Bengzon. “Through the Be Healthy Always Movement, we want to inspire and push every Filipino to start taking an active role in caring for their health, to see families live life to its fullest and as burden-free as possible.”
Joining TMC in this movement are their partners in pushing for a healthier Philippines namely Zenith Medical Equipment, Inc., Unilab Consumer Health, Rebmann, Inc., Marben Commercial, Biocare Medical System, Aimed Advance Imaging Solutions, Scientific Biotech Specialties, Inc., Slimmers World, Watson’s, and Johnson & Johnson Phils., Inc.
During the event, I was able to have an up close and personal with a very humble and talented man Dr. Alfredo R.A Bengzon, President & CEO of TMC.
We are able to asked questions to him and He told us that the main secret of the success of The Medical City is it’s value proposition “Where patients are partners”.
The Medical City
The Medical City (TMC) is a tertiary care hospital with 45 years of experience in hospital operation and administration. Its world-class health care complex serves some 40,000 in-patients and 400,000 out-patients annually. TMC has a medical staff of over 1,000 physicians who are established experts in their various fields of specialization. This core of professionals is complemented by a 2,200-strong human resource complement, engaged in allied medical, administrative and support services.
At the heart of TMC’s service philosophy are new paradigms of hospital care addressing the entire continuum of health needs, and the patient as an equal, informed and empowered partner in the pursuit and preservation of health. TMC is accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI), the world’s most prestigious accrediting body for international health care organizations.
Clinics located at points of convenience
For more information on the Be Healthy Always Movement:
The Medical City
(T): (632) 988-1000
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Remember to BE HEALTHY ALWAYS! 🙂