After suffering from a bad back this past week, I decided to go to an orthopedic doctor to have it checked. It wasn’t as critical as I thought it would be, but he recommended I see a physical therapist for the next two weeks. Luckily, I didn’t have to look far for a physician. A simple Google search yielded the name of my doctor, I went the next day, and was in and out of his office in 10 minutes.
It’s this ease that the Philippine Academy of Family Physicians (PAFP) hopes for in the Philippines. According to PAFP Secretary Dr. Anna Guia O. Limpoco during the PAFP annual convention held last March 7, 2019, “We want our family physicians to have updated, evidence-based knowledge and skills in primary healthcare as we encourage one physician for every Filipino family.”
The event, with the theme “Family Physicians Advancing the Lives of Filipinos through Universal Health Care,” gathered primary care doctors, physicians, and medical practitioners to collaborate on improving the country’s healthcare system by encouraging research and providing training to primary care providers.
In the photo are: New Marketlink Pharmaceutical Corporation (NMPC) Brand Manager for Primary Healthcare Segment Quennie Hernandez, PAFP Secretary Dr. Anna Guia O. Limpoco, M.D., Dr. Carlo Zapatos, M.D., UroHealth Associate Brand Manager Miguel Claro Escalona, and NMPC Medical Director Dr. Noel Espallardo at the NMPC Research Forum booth.
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