The Covid-19 situation is evolving rapidly. Within the span of 1 week, various countries have declared “lock-downs” to stem the spread of the coronavirus, which the WHO has just declared as a pandemic.
Many of our patients are hesitant to come to the hospital. Our patients who are based overseas (eg. Indonesia, Malaysia) are facing difficulties coming for their medical appointments due to these lock-downs.
Our clinic is pleased to partner with MaNaDr, an online Telemedicine platform, to provide teleconsultation for our patients who are unable to come to the clinic physically. You can download the MaNaDr app from their website, register, and use the Magnifying glass icon to search for Tham Siew Nee Skin Clinic, or for Dr Tham Siew Nee or Dr Koh Hong Yi to initiate a teleconsultation session.
There are pros and cons with a teleconsultation service. The convenience of seeing a doctor from your own room has to be balanced against the downsides of not having a more detailed physical examination and lack of personal touch (both literally and physically). For new patients, we would still prefer to have you at our clinic for first consultation so that we can make a more accurate diagnosis.
We hope the pandemic will be over soon. Meanwhile, please stay safe and wash your hands.