Monday, December 31, 2012

Prof Dr Raman Subramaniam; FMGC

Early 2011, we were introduced to Dr. Raman. His clinic (FMGC) is at Jaya One. We knew our search for a gynea was over when we met him. Yeap, right from the first visit. Both hubby and myself were very comfortable and satisfied. Or should I say, relieved even - that we found our doctor!

He took his time to run various investigations. He started from the very beginning to the very end. He never gave up even after 3 failed IUIs. It was after the laparoscopy that he told us, IVF is the only thing left to try now and he recommended an excellent reproductive specialist, Dr Eeson.

During my laparoscopy surgery, he got Dr Eeson to come in as well, since Dr Raman foresaw that we may have to go in for IVF. This is so that when we do actually go in for IVF, Dr Eeson would have already known my insides, so to speak. Now tell me, how many doctors you know that think ahead and be pro active? This was all done in goodwill. Dr Eeson was not paid to come in to the OT to have a look. From there you can know what kind of character Dr Eeson has as well.

Dr Raman is very fatherly. Oh no, I don't mean the fatherly kind who would be nosy, over caring etc... He was caring, never nosy, always ready to listen to what we have to say, took his time to answer any questions we had, always made sure we were comfortable. Even at times when we wanted to discuss something private, he never hesitated to ask his nurse to leave the room. 

Despite being extremely experienced, he never once generalized me. I definitely needed a doctor who would understand that I am just different from the other women out there. My body, my health and my hormones especially can't be put in the same boat with others. 

I will never forget the day of my laparoscopy, he held my hand in the OT while I was about to be knocked out.

The only drawback is that the appointment to see him is first come first serve basis. You still have to come in the morning to register, but be prepared to wait 2 to 3 hours to see him. After a few visits, we got the hang of it. We went in the morning to register, and we would either come home (since our home isn't that far), or go have breakfast and waste some time and then go back up. Consultation charges are between RM90-RM100.

The nurses are nice too. There are two senior nurses, Ms Sona, and Ms Josephine. They are really very helpful. Sona is a person who is super positive all the time. She's always smiling too despite being so busy. Josephine is a person who is outspoken, but is very helpful. Be nice to them because they go through a lot in a day at the centre. 
 
Disclaimer: All comments & thoughts stated above regarding the doctor & the centre are solely of my own. Hence, judge the doctor for yourself before blindly deciding. What you look for in a doctor is not the same with me. Make an appointment to see a doctor, go for it, have a chat, and then decide.

2 comments:

  1. In the mid 90's I had the privilege of meeting Dr Raman, albeit on a different platform. He came across as a gentleman and a thorough professional. A man of talent beyond the confines of his vocation, he represents the finest character steeped in humility but with refined posture. He is articulate and says it like he sees. He and his vibrant wife have raised a family of ladies.

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  2. I find Dr Raman to be arrogant and to be judgemental. No doubt he is good with his skills (I am from the dame field). When I told him I was hoping for a vaginal birth...he was quick to say "you are the kind of people who will come woth long list of delivery criteria". Mind you I never said I will go for a vaginal delivery against medical advise. And when I told him my previous doctor mentioned I have a small fibroid, he told me "Its not significant. When something is insignificant we just shut up and dont talk abt it". He also frightened me saying my cervical length is short and many with no risk factor have come to him with miscarriage at 20W. When I asked him the measurement he didnt quantify it, just mentioned "its is not what is expect it to be at this stage". I didnt see any fatherly part in him (maybe because I wasnt a highly chargeable patient requiring many procedures), mind you I was polite through out the session and never challenged his medical knowledge. It was overall a waste of time for me. The only reason I went there because my hubby insisted we should get a scan with him. I am very well satisfied with my current specialist who is compassionate and humble and most of all makes me feel good seeing him.

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