Medical Specialties

Jurisdictions of the jaw

If you feel pain in your jaw, what kind of specialist should you see? Most people would turn to either an ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist or a head and neck surgeon. But the person you should really be seeing is an oral and maxillofacial specialist.

Tuesday, 28 February, 2012, 12:00am

HK ready to tap trend of proactive medicine

Medicine's biggest challenge today is to tackle the profound complexity of human biology while still taking care of the patient as an integrated, whole being through a holistic approach.

The health system today is largely reactive and based on treatment of disease.

4 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Bereaved will be spared autopsy anguish

Bereaved families in inquests would soon be spared the painful process of going to hospitals to collect medical information on the deceased and passing it to government pathologists, a retired coroner has said.

26 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Healthy advice

Name: Rossa Chiu Wai-kwun Age: 31 Occupation: Chemical pathologist

Young Post: What is chemical pathology?

Chiu: Chemical pathology is a branch of medicine. [It is

the area of pathology that is concerned with analysis of body fluids.]

Pathology deals with the nature of disease.

It is subdivided into several smaller branches.

24 May 2006 - 12:00am

Using genetic tests for insurance 'years away'

It could be years before genetic testing for insurance purposes becomes feasible in Hong Kong because the technology is insufficiently advanced and the tests too expensive, experts say.

14 May 2001 - 12:00am

Shortage of specialist doctors in new field

Only 11 doctors specialising in rheumatic disease are working in public hospitals because of a severe shortage of trained staff.

The Hong Kong Society of Rheumatology says there is a lack of specialists because rheumatology is still a relatively new medical specialty in Hong Kong.

16 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Formal exam is necessary

I refer to the letter headlined, 'Closed shop afflicts patients' right to choose' (South China Morning Post, October 7).

It is the intention of a proposed by-law amendment that any doctor will be required to sit an exit examination or assessment before he or she becomes a Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine.

13 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Don't shut out bright young medics

I REFER to the letter from Dr David Fang, Honorary Secretary, of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (South China Morning Post, April 24).

Dr Fang said the academy's admission requirements were 'reasonable' and had been decided after 'extensive consultation'.

I am very doubtful that there was adequate consultation.

4 May 1995 - 12:00am

Let more specialists join academy

I REFER to the controversies surrounding the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (HKAM). I fully agree with the view expressed by W.M. Chow in her letter headlined, 'Medical academy's time rule so unfair' (South China Morning Post, April 17).

21 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

Off the shelf

SUZANNE White's The New Chinese Astrology (Macmillan, $220) is a lively look at an ancient art, which reveals what your particular animal sign will mean to your life and offers advice on how to control your destiny.

22 May 1993 - 12:00am

Hospital Authority way off base

DR Susanna Lo of the Hospital Authority (HA) appears to be sadly ill-informed (South China Morning Post, May 6). Her comments prompt us to correct the wrong impressions given to your readers.

18 May 1993 - 12:00am

Hospital treatment first rate

ON April 16, I underwent an operation, to have my wisdom teeth removed at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, of Tung Wah Hospital.

Naturally, I felt afraid. However, thanks to the skill of the doctor who performed the operation and the kindness of the nurses and other members of staff, before and after the surgery, I was made to feel more at ease.

23 Apr 1993 - 12:00am