Although Central Health began as an obstetric and paediatric practice, over the past decade we have developed a busy and respected family practice that now plays a pivotal role in the comprehensive and excellent care we seek to offer our patients. Your family doctor should in fact be at the center of the provision of your healthcare. Your family doctor will be familiar not only with your past medical history and your family history, but also understand any psychological, social or emotional issues which might be relevant to maintaining your health and well-being. He or she will aim to fully understand both the context and the implications of any health issues. In short, family doctors do not treat problems. They treat you. Good communication is at the heart of your relationship with your family doctor. He or she will consult with you in developing strategies to avoid health problems, as well as providing immediate care for any current medical issues. A family doctor should be able to manage the majority of the illnesses you face, refer appropriately and communicate effectively with specialists when more help is required or added reassurance is needed.
Our family doctors work closely with the other professionals in Central Health, especially where complex problems require a multidisciplinary approach. We have chosen our family doctors because of their medical expertise, competence, diligence and integrity. We know that all our patients expect not just the very best medical care Hong Kong can provide, but also the same standards available in international centers of excellence. We continually review our performance benchmarked against international medical standards. We are cognizant of the fact that we look after a multicultural community of patients. We have therefore tried to find family doctors who come from a wide variety of cultural and educational backgrounds and have a range of language skills. We are confident that amongst our family practice team you will find not just medical excellence, but understanding, empathy and compassion.
Aside from looking after acute problems, our family practice team offers the following:
• Health checks
• Well woman care including Pap smears, breast examination, pre-conception and post-natal checks
• Contraception counselling (including implants ie.Nexplanon and IUD coil insertion ie Mirena)
• Well man care
• Routine Paediatrics
• Travel and tropical medicine (both pre- and post-travel)
• Skin checks • Minor surgical procedures
• Psychological care
• In-patient care and coordination of care should you require hospital admission
Some of our doctors have particular interests and expertise in one or more of these areas. If you are unsure which family doctor you would like to see for any given problem, please email one of our senior nurses and they will be happy to give you some guidance.