A lot of activities for women and by women are happening all over the world. Whether it may be a concert to celebrate womanhood, a launch of a cause to help women, a forum on women's rights, among others. One of the most important activity during this month is to educate women on taking care of their own health.
Last March 16th, I was invited to attend the celebration of Women's Month at Centuria Medical Makati. Centuria Medical Makati is located at Century City complex and is the first medical mall in the Philippines. It is a one-stop, outpatient medical-IT facility which will house more than 700 clinics. As a techno-medical institution, Centuria Medical Makati aims to provide an efficient clinic environment for doctors and equally, hassle-free patient-centered services to all guests. All these, plus a modern carefully designed interior space, contribute to the unique and holistic healing experience within the building.
During the event, there were talks from different companies and clinics promoting their services to the public. We were also given a chance to have a try of their services.
Some of the companies, clinics and services available at Centuria Medical Makati are:
- Asian Breast Center -- a one-stop specialty center to address the ballooning breast cancer rates in the country. The Clinic provides a holistic, comprehensive and multi-disciplinary approach to breast care, which includes standard examinations like digital mammography and ultrasounds, as well as new innovations such as the Molecular Breast Imaging and Intra Operative Radiation Treatment.
- Peregrine Eye and Laser Institute -- one of the country's leading eye care centers. At Peregrine, a whole range of professional services is available to anyone who needs help with their vision, including laser surgery. Peregrine's doctors are not only well-trained but deeply compassionate, which is essential when you're dealing with another person's eyes.
- Prohealth Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy Centre -- treats a wide range of problems from chronic neck and back pain due to acute sports injuries. Apart from treating back and neck pains, they also offer spinal rehabilitation, occupational and sports physiotherapy, and also cover a wide range of conditions such as post surgery rehabilitation.
- Pinnacle Performance Philippines -- founded in Hong Kong, is the only Strength and Conditioning facility in the Philippines that offers full physical and quantifiable profiling/testing through its unique Pinnacle Global Rating (PGR)--Plan, Pursue, Perform
- Asian Square Dental -- providing patients with globally competitive dental care at locally competitive prices. ASD provides the first-class treatment from the moment the patient books the appointment until all the dental needs and requirements are met.
- White House Dental and Optical Laboratories, Inc. -- a family-owned chain of dental clinics in the Metro, it is a pioneer in one-stop shop for optical and dental needs.
- Urgent Care Clinic -- for quick medical attention but it's not exactly life threatening or cause for an Emergency Room visit. Urgent Care Clinic is for primary concerns like fever, less severe bumps, cuts and abrasions, dizziness, abdominal pains and the like. This is also where you can get routine vaccinations and immunization plus consultations on occupational health concerns.
- Mercury Drug -- the largest and most comprehensive 24-hour drugstore, provides pharmaceutical services within Centuria Medical Makati. It offers an array of quality and affordable prescription and non-prescription drugs, personal care products, as well as general merchandise. The pharmacy is easily accessible and is in continuous coordination with Centuria Medical's healthcare providers to ensure an safe and timely delivery of medicines and supplies.
- The Surgery Center -- a modern and cutting-edge facility that aims to provide a more convenient alternative to traditional surgery, including those for diagnostic and preventive procedures. It is furnished with comfortable operating rooms and advanced medical equipment which aids in the delivery of operating surgical procedures across a wide range of specialties, including Cosmetic Surgery Scar Removals and Repair, Hair Replacement, Body Contouring, Hearing Aid Placement, Endoscopy, General Surgery, LASIK, Bone Fixations, and a whole lot more.
- The Executive Screening Center -- experience comprehensive health and fitness assessments that will evaluate your health status, and ultimately improve the quality of life. The unique medical history and medical examination are taken into consideration to create packages that fit your personal health and wellness needs.
- Executive Guest Suites -- exclusive and luxurious hotel-style suites are available for patients who wish to spend extra time to recover from their medical procedures. All rooms are private and fully-furnished to create a unique healing environment for patients. Aftercare services include round-the-clock assistance, and choice recovery meals.
- Advanced Lab Solutions by Hi-Precision Diagnostics -- Hi-Precision Diagnostics is a pioneer in the laboratory and diagnostic industry, providing precise and top quality healthcare for patients through advanced technology and unsurpassed service at affordable prices. The facility will be furnished with state-of-the-art computerized equipment, which allow highly-trained, licensed medical professionals to conduct integrated and fully automated diagnostic examinations.
Medical tourism is now becoming one of the booming industries in the Philippines and we attract foreigners to undergo medical procedures in our country because it is cheaper and we also boasts of good and experienced doctors in the field. Centuria Medical Makati is one of the places foreigners can go to and even locals can also avail of the quality medical services in this complex.
During the event, the speakers stressed out the importance of women's health. Being the commander at home, women must always be in top health to be able to perform all the duties and responsibilities at home and at work. Take time to check your health, as the saying goes, health is wealth.
Happy Women's Month!
To know more about Centuria Medical Makati, you may visit their website at www.centuriamedical.com.ph. You may also visit their Facebook page.