TMC Clark opens Diabetes, Nutrition and Weight Management Services Center

World-class health institution The Medical City (TMC) Clark recently launched its Diabetes, Nutrition and Weight Management Services Center, the first and only center of its kind in Central Luzon.

The center aims to provide the region’s diabetic and obese population with customized patient care and access to multidisciplinary team approach to healthcare.

The two-day grand launch was held last May 5 and 6, 2017. Present during the event were TMC Clark doctors, managers and staff and guests from other health institutions. Among the doctors who attended the event were Dr. Oliver Paul Chan, TMC Clark Medical Director; Dr. Carlo Rodrigo Carreon, Chairperson for Diabetes Services and Head of Department of Endocrinology; Dr. Danilo Del Rosario, Chairperson for Nutrition Services; Dr. Sir Emmanuel Astudillo, Chairperson for Weight Management Services; together with Douvy Soliman, Diabetes Nurse Educator and Jemaly Mangosan, Clinical Dietician. Dr. Nemencio Nicodemus Jr., Immediate Past President of Philippine Society Endocrinology and Metabolism, was the guest speaker.

A forum about beating diabetes was held. Participants of TMC Clark’s Weight Loss Challenge were also invited to the activity. They were announced as official contestants of the Weight Loss Challenge during the launch of the center.

The Diabetes, Nutrition and Weight Management Services Center brings together competent and compassionate members of the Multidisciplinary Team – endocrinologists, nutritionists, bariatric surgeons, nephrologists, ophthalmologists (retina specialists), cardiologists, plastic surgeons, neurologists, psychiatrists, thoracic cardiovascular surgeon, orthopedics, diabetes nurse and clinical dietician dedicated to provide comprehensive management of diabetes and its complications.

The center offers services such as General DM education, Insulin Therapy, DM complications and presentations, DM lifestyle management, Diet counselling and Weight Loss Management.

Dr. Nicodemus highlighted the importance of co-management in their practice considering TMC Clark houses the first and only center in the region dedicated to the prevention and management of diabetes and its complications.

According to Philippine Diabetes Statistics, diabetes is known to be one of the top 10 leading causes of death in the country. The Diabetes, Nutrition and Weigh Management Services Center is designed to be a one-stop shop for patients with diabetes and those at risk of developing the disease.

The center is located at the 2nd floor, Room 223, The Medical City Clark, 100 Gatwick Gateway Sabah Al-Amad, Global Gateway Logistics City, Industrial State 5 Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga. It is open from Monday to Sunday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. For inquiries, please call 045-300-8888 local 80129 or 0916-448-8046.