I am a graduate of the University of the Philippines, Diliman Biology Undergraduate Program (2006) and Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila College of Medicine (University of the City of Manila, 2010).
I had my medical clerkship training at Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center and medical internship training under the Dept. of Health (DOH) Philippine Centers for Specialized Health Care Program (DOH hospitals). I passed the Philippines' Physician Licensure Examination in 2011 and a member of the Philippine Medical Association.
I finished my Family Medicine residency training at Veterans Memorial Medical Center in 2016 as Chief Resident.
I am a Diplomate and Board Certified Family Physician, a member of Philippine Academy of Physicians in School Health, Inc. (PAPSHI), and Foundation for Family Medicine Educators, Inc. (FAMed).
In the past four years, I am connected with QualiMed Health network.
I am currently holding my medical practice as a medical consultant and Family Medicine coordinator at The Medical City clinics, emergency room (ED) physician, residency training consultant, and visiting consultant at a tertiary hospital in Manila.
The current health crisis and Covid-19 pandemic has affected every industry globally, especially the health sector and the economy. I lost touch with a lot of my patients due to clinic closure, patients' hesitancy to make follow-up visits from lockdowns or inaccessibility to healthcare brought about by retrenchment and job loss.
I daily encounter patients with chronic illnesses who have discontinued their maintenance medications as a result from being lost to follow-up. Coronavirus anxiety and sleep disorders have become common patient complaints as well. Apart from Covid-19, non-communicable diseases are also on the rise and equally deserve our attention.
DocAldea.com is my telemedicine website dedicated to extend appropriate medical care services remotely beyond my physical clinics, along with social media to provide up to date and evidence-based medical information, ebooks, and nutritional supplement products.
Wishing the best of health for everyone and see you at my virtual clinic! :)