by: Mary Joan B. Taņada, DMD
Hmmm …. What can I say?! Time seems to be zooming really fast. It
will be my 2nd year on the first Thursday come September
this year. As for now, I feel more at ease and at home in our
office. The camaraderie of my co-workers is good and my rapport with
my patients is okay. What I observed is that it is a blessing to be
of service to people. We get to meet all kinds of people, get to
know them personally, get to be invited by different divisions on
special occasions and lastly, we get to receive tokens of
appreciation for the treatments given to them.
The influx of patients still increases in CA Medical and Dental Clinic.
Services are rendered to the CA employees even extending to the
immediate members of their families. The major reason is due to our
economy. CA employees are lucky enough to have benefits provided by
the office. Medical and dental problems/treatments such as surgery
and dentures can be reimbursed. Another reason is the daily services
that employees get from the clinic such as blood pressure readings,
laboratory exams, and medical and dental check-ups plus of course the
free medicines that are being provided by the office. All these of
course are rendered by the staff of the whole division doing their
forte. We have two medical doctors, Dr. Tomas Alfredo T. Yago and
Dr. Doreen V. Salcedo. Dr. Ronald C. Yñiquez and yours truly
as dentists. Ms. Kathryn Kate A. Flores assists us in our dental
procedures. Dr. Mary Grace G. Ordoñez is the Optometrist. We
also have 5 registered nurses namely, Mrs. Perla L. Panganiban,
Mabel Y. Vicente who is in charge of our CA Health and Welfare Plan
along with Anna Leona C. Rivera, Charito G. Gustilo, who is assigned
at CA Cebu and Mr. Alexander F. Galvez. Our nurses do their rounds
in taking the blood pressure of justices. Medical laboratory tests
are given by Mrs. Ma. Lucila R. Santos and Dyahann M. Ellamil.
Justices who undergo physical theraphy are assisted by Mr. Audax A.
Cantero, Mrs. Lanibel S. Trinidad-Rodelas dispenses the medicines and
Mr. Bernie Ebrada is the one who sees to it that our clinic is in
The CA clinic may not be as sophisticated and as modern as The Medical
City or Asian Hospital and Medical Center but it is certainly a
clinic that cares.