General Physician

 

A general practitioner is a medical doctor who treats acute and chronic illnesses and provides preventive care and health education to patients. General physician also called as Internal medicine is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis, management and nonsurgical treatment of unusual or serious diseases. Specialists in general medicine are commonly called, physicians. Because their patients are often seriously ill or require complex investigations, physicians are very work intensive in the hospitals. In modern practice, most physicians are subspecialists: that is, they generally limit their medical practice to problems of one organ system or to one particular area of medical knowledge. For example, gastroenterologist and nephrology specialize respectively in diseases of the gut and the kidneys.

Biographical Sketch:

Dr. Chan Tah Perng, Consultant Physician, obtained his Medical Degree, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), from University of Malaya in 1991 and his postgraduate qualification, Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine), from the National University of Malaysia in 1998.  His practical experience began with his housemanship at Kuala Lumpur General Hospital in 1991, followed by his service as Medical Officer with Tawau Hospital (1992-1994), Kuala Lumpur General Hospital (1994-1997) and Hospital UKM (1997-1998). He subsequently worked as a Clinical Specialist in Alor Star Hospital (1998-2000).

In year 2000, Dr. Chan joined Bukit Mertajam Specialist Hospital as a Consultant Physician, offering inpatient and outpatient services for the Management of Medical disorders such as hypertension, diabetes, stroke and asthma.  He also performs diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, including upper endoscopy, exercise treadmill test, transthoracic echocardiography and other diagnostic biopsies.  Dr. Chan also plays an active role in Medical Associations, including the Malaysian Society of Hypertension, where he previously held the post of Treasurer.

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Dr. E. Muthusamy is our Consultant Physician. He has worked in a number of hospitals as a Physician and he has vast experience in treating inpatients and outpatients cases. His areas of expertise include managing medical conditions in Endocrinology (Hormonal), Respiratory Medicine, Non-Interventional General Cardiovascular Disease, Gastrointestinal Disease, General Haematology, General Rheumatology and Neurological Disorders.
He is a Fellow of Royal College of UK and College of Chest Physician as well as a member of the Academy of Medicine. Dr. Muthusamy also provides General Health Screening including Stress Test for heart. He performs gastroscopy for upper gastrointestinal disorders such as gastric, ulcers and reflux dieases.

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Dr. Gan Kian Seong is our Consultant Physician and Consultant Nephrologist. He has worked in a number of hospitals as a Physician and Nephrologist. He has vast experience in treating inpatients and outpatients cases. His areas of expertise include managing nephrology conditions such as acute and chronic kidney disease, SLE, glomerulonephritis, dialysis and kidney transplantation. Others area of expertise include medical conditions in Endocrinology (Hormonal), Respiratory Medicine, Non-Interventional General Cardiovascular Disease, Gastrointestinal Disease, General Haematology, General Rheumatology and Neurological Disorders.   He is a Member of Royal College of UK, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, Malaysia Society of Nephrology and Malaysia Society of Transplantation. Dr. Gan also provides General Health Screening including Stress Test for heart. He is Good Clinical Practice and NIOSH (National Institute of Occupational Safety and Healthy) certified. Dr Gan is providing independent and consultant-led inpatient and outpatient care. He is also able to recognize and give appropriate treatment in a wide range of renal and medical conditions. Dr Gan is doing procedures on Renal biopsy (native kidney and transplant kidney), Internal jugular/femoral/subclavian catheter insertion & removal. Tunneled catheter insertion for hemodialysis (Permcath). For general medical the procedures like : CVP line insertion/ chest tube insertion/bone marrow procedure/lumbar puncture/pleural tap & biopsy/peritoneal tap etc can be done.

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He has over 16 years of medical working experience with several Government hospitals in Malaysia as a Doctor, Physician and Gastroenterologist. He obtained his MBBS (Bangalore) in 1998 and MRCP (UK) in 2004. Thereafter, he completed his Fellowship of Gastroenterology with the Malaysian Ministry of Health by 2009 and was subsequently gazetted by MOH and registered with the Malaysian National Specialist Register as a Gastroenterologist, Hepatologist and Physician. Dr Ooi passed his SCE (Specialty Certificate Examination) Specialist Certificate in Gastroenterology (Conducted by the Royal College of Physicians, UK) in 2011 and earned his certification as a Certified Medical Impairment Assessor from the National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) in year 2010. He has wide experience in the Gastroenterology discipline and attended training both locally and abroad in various centres, including at Selayang Hospital, where Malaysia’s premier Hepatology Centre is located, and in Australia and Japan where he had the opportunity to enhance his knowledge in advanced management of gastroenterology cases and therapeutic endoscopy.

Education and Fellowship:

He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh in 2011, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians London in 2014 and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians in 2015. Dr Ooi also contributed to the development of the younger generation doctors through his teaching posts in Penang Medical College and AIMST College, where he was an Honorary Lecturer. He also sat in the committee of several boards of the MOH Gastroenterology subcommittee previously.

Research and Publications:

Dr Ooi has published his writing in books, articles, abstracts and posters. He has also presented posters and spoken at various meetings and conferences, both locally and abroad. He also played an instrumental role in facilitating Penang General Hospital’s organization of state and national level scientific meetings and medical updates.

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Dr Mustafa graduated from Adelaide Medical School, University of Adelaide, South Australia with MBBS degree in 1998 and Masters in Internal Medicine in 2007. He has been serving the Malaysian public since 1998 at various government hospitals and Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia with over 15 years of training and exposure in the field of General and Respiratory Medicine.

Education and Fellowship:

In the field of medical education, Dr Mustafa Kamal was involved in clinical training, tutorial and lectures for students of Allianze University College Of Medical Sciences, contributing to the development of the younger generation through his teaching posts in the College. He also mentors elective medical students, house officers and registrars in the Respiratory department at the government hospital.

Specialty Interests:

He has special interest in Interventional Pulmonology, Tuberculosis, Obstructive airway disease and sleep-disordered breathing.

Biographical Sketch:

Dr Khor graduated from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur in 2002. He underwent his housemanship training in Seberang Jaya Hospital and then served the Internal Medicine Department of Hospital Seberang Jaya from 2004 till 2007 as Medical Officer. He obtained his membership from the Royal College of Physicians of London in 2007 and was later appointed as Physician at Hospital Seberang Jaya from 2007 till 2010. He obtained his Advanced Master in Dermatology from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 2013 after completed his Dermatology training in Seremban Hospital and Kuala Lumpur General Hospital. Dr Khor is currently the Head of Department of Dermatology Department in Hospital Tuanku Fauziah Kangar and leads the dermatology services in Perlis. He also serves as visiting Dermatologist for Hospital Sultanah Nur Zahirah Kuala Terengganu. He is active in academic activities, performing as honorary lecturer for Penang Medical College previously and Allianze University College of Medical Sciences currently. Besides that, he is also actively involves in professional societies and patient support group in Malaysia such as Persatuan Dermatologi Malaysia and “Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association [DebRA] Malaysia” (council member). He regularly participates in medical Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programs and is an invited speaker in various seminars. He believes that patients’ education is the corner-stone to successful management of patients with skin disorders. His dedication to the profession earned him Excellent Service Award from the Ministry of Health in 2009.

Education and Fellowship:

Md (UKM), MRCP (UK), AdvM.Derm (UKM) has joined KPJ Penang Specialist Hospital as sessional Consultant Dermatologist and Physician with effect from 3rd May 2014.

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Biographical Sketch:

Dr Khor graduated from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur in 2002. He underwent his housemanship training in Seberang Jaya Hospital and then served the Internal Medicine Department of Hospital Seberang Jaya from 2004 till 2007 as Medical Officer. He obtained his membership from the Royal College of Physicians of London in 2007 and was later appointed as Physician at Hospital Seberang Jaya from 2007 till 2010. He obtained his Advanced Master in Dermatology from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 2013 after completed his Dermatology training in Seremban Hospital and Kuala Lumpur General Hospital. Dr Khor is currently the Head of Department of Dermatology Department in Hospital Tuanku Fauziah Kangar and leads the dermatology services in Perlis. He also serves as visiting Dermatologist for Hospital Sultanah Nur Zahirah Kuala Terengganu. He is active in academic activities, performing as honorary lecturer for Penang Medical College previously and Allianze University College of Medical Sciences currently. Besides that, he is also actively involves in professional societies and patient support group in Malaysia such as Persatuan Dermatologi Malaysia and “Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association [DebRA] Malaysia” (council member). He regularly participates in medical Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programs and is an invited speaker in various seminars. He believes that patients’ education is the corner-stone to successful management of patients with skin disorders. His dedication to the profession earned him Excellent Service Award from the Ministry of Health in 2009.

Education and Fellowship:

Md (UKM), MRCP (UK), AdvM.Derm (UKM) has joined KPJ Penang Specialist Hospital as sessional Consultant Dermatologist and Physician with effect from 3rd May 2014.

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