I mentioned in one of my previous posts that I am going to say something about Hao Re's PD's Dr Keoy. When I was reading and posting at the SM forum, we mummies have contradictory views on Dr Keoy.
I have to admit, I was not very impressed by his professionalism at the beginning. My hubby said he has this sleepy look, not sure if he is fully awake or not when seeing baby :-) When Hao Re went back to his clinic for the 1st check up, he was diagnosed with very high level of jaundice, and need to be admitted immediately. From then on, I can sense that he is indeed a very caring doctor. He arranged for Hao Re the immediate admission, talked to and made sure the sister-in-charge understood the urgency and seriousness of Hao Re's situation, although there was a long queue outside. Hao Re's jaundice level was so high that he has to be on 4-way phototherapy (usual is 2-way, and more serious case is 3-way, but Hao Re needed 4-way!), and Hao Re was on drip also for his dehydration (high level of jaundice was mostly because of the dehydration). After that, he came to the ward and checked on Hao Re every 2 hours or so until the jaundice level had gone down to safety level. And thanks to his "sleepy" look, he was very cool and calm all the time, which really helped in calming me down.
We went back to his clinic for the 6-in-1, pneumococcal and rotavirus jabs. He was very patient with baby. He checked Hao Re thoroughly on every occasions, and when administered jabs, Hao Re didn't cry out loud, the most cried for a few seconds and that was it. Dr Keoy knows and understands babies, he knows how to handle and calm down babies. And he is absolutely right to comment, after assessed Hao Re when he was 5+ month at that time, that Hao Re is a very active baby and would start crawling and walking very soon. Very true, Hao Re started crawling at 6 months, and started cruising at 7+ months, and his first step can be anytime from now!
Adding to that, there was a recent case, whereby a friend of mine, whose husband was posted to China. My friend and baby joined the daddy when baby was ~3 months. Unfortunately baby was diagnosed with uninary tract infection when he was 6+ months. She was totally helpless as they are at small rural town, not big city, so no PD to advise. She called to one of the clinics at TMC, where his baby's used to see the PD, the nurse refused to transfered call, and kept saying the PD is very busy and would not take phone enquiry, despite the fact that they have the clinical history of the baby. I asked my friend to try Dr Keoy, as I really think he is a very caring and kind PD. True enough, Dr Keoy answered her call and explained to her patiently what should she do for her baby etc. As my friend was calling from China, the line was cut off a few times, but Dr Keoy never lost his patient, repeatedly picked up the calls, and helped my friend along! She was really grateful for Dr Keoy, as it's very reassuring to have advise directly from a PD rather than reading info from website or get advise from friends/family.
Of course it's up to everyone's personal liking and experience to judge the professionalism of a doctor. To me, I am convinced Dr Keoy is a good doctor, and he will continue to be Hao Re's PD until when Hao Re is ready to see GP or when finishes all his jabs.
Thank you, Dr Keoy, for taking care of baby Hao Re.