CLARK FREEPORT -- The Medical City (TMC) Clark, a world-class health center, recently launched its Diabetes, Nutrition and Weight Management Services Center, the first and only center of its kind in Central Luzon.
The center was established to provide the diabetic and obese people in the region customized patient care and access to multidisciplinary team approach to healthcare.
Dr. Oliver Paul Chan, TMC Clark medical director; Dr. Carlo Rodrigo Carreon, chairperson for Diabetes Services and head of Department of Endocrinology; Dr. Danilo Del Rosario, chairperson for Nutrition Services; Dr. Sir Emmanuel Astudillo, chairperson for Weight Management Services; together with Douvy Soliman, Diabetes nurse educator and Jemaly Mangosan, clinical dietician graced the event.
Dr. Nemencio Nicodemus Jr., immediate past president of the Philippine Society Endocrinology and Metabolism, acted as guest of honor and speaker during the launching.
A forum about beating diabetes was also held during the event which was attended by participants of TMC Clark's Weight Loss Challenge.
The Diabetes, Nutrition and Weight Management Services Center is composed of “competent and compassionate” members of the Multidisciplinary Team.
The team consists of endocrinologists, nutritionists, bariatric surgeons, nephrologists, ophthalmologists (retina specialists), cardiologists, plastic surgeons, neurologists, psychiatrists, thoracic cardiovascular surgeon, orthopedics, diabetes nurse and clinical dietician dedicated to provide comprehensive management of diabetes and its complications.
The center offers services like General DM education, Insulin Therapy, DM complications and presentations, DM lifestyle management, Diet counseling and Weight Loss Management.
During his speech, Nicodemus stressed the importance of co-management in their practice considering TMC Clark houses the first and only center in the region dedicated to the prevention and management of diabetes and its complications.
According to Philippine Diabetes Statistics, diabetes is known to be one of the top 10 leading causes of death in the country.
The TMC Clark Diabetes, Nutrition and Weigh Management Services Center was designed to be a one-stop shop for patients with diabetes and those at risk of developing the disease.
The center is located at the 2nd floor, Room 223, The Medical City Clark, 100 Gatwick Gateway Sabah Al-Amad, Global Gateway Logistics City, Industrial State 5 Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga. It is open from Monday to Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For inquiries, please call 045-300-8888 local 80129 or 0916-448-8046. (Reynaldo G. Navales)