Longer, healthier lives for Filipinos through preventive healthcare
The Medical City (TMC) kicks off “Be Healthy Always”, a nationwide movement to inspire, push, and empower Filipinos to start taking an active role in their health.When was the last time you visited your doctor for a check-up?
Most of us might have a hard time remembering because it has probably been months—or worse, years—since we last had a medical check-up. Here in the Philippines, rarely do individuals voluntarily go to their doctors on a regular basis, brushing it off as an unnecessary expense and not realizing the crucial role of preventive healthcare in prolonging lives and actually avoiding daunting medical bills.
For decades, Filipinos have been plagued by the burden and death within families caused by chronic and congenital conditions. The majority of these cases, however, could have been avoided or managed more effectively if preventive measures had been taken.
“Prevention should be integrated into all aspects of our lives,” shares Dr. Alfredo R.A. Bengzon, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Medical City (TMC). “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 wellbeing 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, the ”Be Healthy Always Movement: Get Checked!” In the two-day event, the public were given access to free full medical consultations with TMC doctors in the following areas: cardiology, ophthalmology, women’s health and pediatric health. 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 lifecycle. 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.
Clinics located at points of convenience
TMC has steadily been growing to be the country’s largest healthcare network with one flagship healthcare complex, four provincial hospitals and 36 clinic sites in 32 locations in Metro Manila and in select provinces in the Philippines.
The main health care complex is located along Ortigas Avenue while the provincial hospitals are strategically located in Clark, Iloilo, South Luzon and Pangasinan.
TMC has taken its brand into the global arena through the ownership and operation of the Guam Regional Medical City, the first and only private hospital in Guam and the establishment of ambulatory clinics in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries through the opening of the Dubai clinic.
TMC clinics are bringing world class health care service to Filipino neighborhoods with the benefit of keeping all medical information in one reliable network – a service first in the Nation’s history.
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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.
For more information on the Be Healthy Always Movement:
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