A one-sided story

April 07, 2021

We recently had an unfavorable experience with our son’s developmental pediatrician and this is what happened.

Can a doctor refuse a patient?

This is the question that I’ve been trying to answer about two or three months ago. Considering ethics alone, physicians should provide treatment to all those who need it, regardless of gender, race, status in life, or religion. 

Doctors refusing patients
Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels

A one-sided story


    On the other hand, a doctor may refuse to provide services to an individual if there is a conflict between the values and beliefs of the parties involved, such as in cases of euthanasia and abortion, which are both controversial issues.

    The same holds true here in the Philippines. However, in terms of refusing a patient, the statement Is quite broad. According to the Code of Ethics of the Philippine Medical Association, under section 3.9.1, I quote “The physician shall be free to choose whom they will serve, except in cases of emergency.”

    So, yeah. If I understood it correctly, doctors have all the right to choose the patients whom they will serve.

    Was it really refusal?


    I asked the question above because we sort of had a misunderstanding with our development pediatrician and she gave hint that we should find another doctor. To quote the closing statement of her email, “I already sent you the initial report, and now, the reassessment report. Should you need copies again for your next assessment with a different doctor, let us know.”

    Were we really refused further medical services by that doctor? Seems like it because no matter how many times I read that statement, this is how I interpret it – that we should get an appointment with a different doctor for our next assessment.

    Anyway, that sort of disagreement with our doctor was unintentional but apparently, her secretary was an expert in concocting stories, and our good doctor chose to believe her without listening to our side.

    We were tolerant all throughout


    As a backgrounder, we went to her last November 28 for my eldest son’s scheduled check-up. The session went well, as with our first, but since we missed months of therapy for my son, we were told to treat the matter urgently and re-enroll him in a school soon.

    A home-schooling program would be a great alternative instead of a face-to-face session since it was not yet allowed because of quarantine restrictions. Our doctor promised that she will email to us the result of the evaluation in 2 weeks; a critical requirement because the therapist will use that as the basis for my son's custom home program.

    Two weeks passed, then Christmas went by, and we still haven’t heard from her. Naturally, we had to follow up since the results were urgent (as she also kept emphasizing during our session). The secretary, however, told us that she still couldn’t ask the doctor because she just came from her Christmas break.

    So after a week or so, we asked the Secretary again via SMS if there’s any news when we’d receive the evaluation; there was no reply. We called her and still, there was no assurance since the doctor was quite busy, she said, even if we told her that we were due for evaluation from the school in the next few days.

    That went on — the ambiguous or vague replies from the secretary — for days until the very day when Khris & I were due to meet my son’s teacher online. At one point between those days of giving us frivolous replies, the secretary even told us that the good doctor had already emailed the evaluation, she even saw it in the doctor’s sent items, she secretary said. 

    When we told her that both of us didn’t get the document, she asked us again for our email addresses, which we gave her again.

    We still didn't have the document on the day of our meeting


    The day of our online meeting with my son’s teacher finally arrived. That morning before the meeting, I called the secretary again. I asked, in a firm and insistent voice, if there’s any news that they can give us the document. I told them that we needed it for the meeting, I reiterated that it was urgent and that it was ours so we have every reason to demand it.

    In short, no document arrived and we went on with the meeting. My son’s teacher just asked us about what the doctor discussed with us during the session and we told her that the advice was to continue occupational therapy. It was fine, she said and asked us to forward the document once we get it.

    The fateful events that followed


    That very night, I received quite an arrogant email from our good doctor who sent us the document with “apologies” and admittance of their error but with accusations of us being unprofessional and disrespectful and even saying that I intimidated the secretary.

    I thought it was unfair, so I explained my side in detail, even sending screenshots of our SMS conversations and call logs as evidence of her secretary’s lapses. She told us that the secretary would be reprimanded but we heard nothing from her after that.

    During our babies’ regular check-up with their pediatrician, we told her about the incident. Since she knew the developmental pediatrician personally, she promised that she would talk to her, ask about what happened, and try to explain our side to her.

    Almost a month passed after that incident and we soon learned from our babies’ doctor that the developmental pediatrician would not listen to our explanation anymore. Apparently, she would only choose to listen to a story that comes to her first, which was her secretary’s lies.

    Epilogue


    It felt like we were discriminated, to be honest. We felt bad because the incident involved our son and we were nothing but respectful to the secretary. But what can we do, we’ll just have to move on and seek the help of another developmental pediatrician, whom we hope will treat us with fairness.

    List of developmental pediatricians in the Philippines


    I know many parents are also searching for developmental pediatricians whom they can consult regarding their children’s growth and development needs. 

    Here is a list of doctors and their clinic details, which I found in Core Potentials Therapy Center’s Facebook page so that you won’t have to google “developmental pediatrician near me” anymore.

    Metro Manila


    ANG, VICTORIA DOMINIQUE CHUA


    Manila Med Child Development and Enrichment
    Center (CDEC), Taft cor. UN Avenue, Manila
    Tel No. +63 917- 6524453/ 5238131 local 7795 & 7796
    Clinic Schedule: By Appointment

    QualiMed-FMAB (Faculty Medical Arts Building)
    UP-PGH Complex, Taft Ave., Manila
    Tel No. 708-0000 local 162/ 0925-8517746
    Clinic Schedule: By Appointment

    Room 133 Medical Arts Building
    Cardinal Santos Medical Center
    Wilson Street, Greenhills West, San Juan City
    Tel No. 721-3760/ 727-0001 to 10 local 2133 / 0943-1287573
    Clinic Schedule: By Appointment

    ARRANZ-LIM, MA. THERESA


    Unit 1414 Medical Arts Tower, The Medical City, Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City
    Tel No. (02) 635-6789 loc 5187/ 0917-8994693
    Clinic Schedule: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9-4 pm (By appointment)

    Rm. 273, MAB 3 Cardinal Santos Memorial Hospital
    Wilson Street, Greenhills West, San Juan, Metro Manila
    Tel No. 727-0001 loc. 2273/ 0927-6649383
    Clinic Schedule: Tuesday/Thursday 9-4pm (By appointment)

    AVENDAÑO, ERMENILDA LIMQUICO


    Philippine Children's Medical Center
    Rm 18 Specialty Clinics
    Quezon Avenue corner Agham Road, Quezon City
    Tel No. 924-6601/ 588-9900 local 320
    Clinic Schedule: Monday 8am-5pm/ Wednesday and Friday 1-5 pm (By appointment)

    St. Luke’s Medical Center - Quezon City
    Neurodevelopmental Center
    5th Floor College of Medicine Building
    E. Rodriguez Avenue, Quezon City
    Tel No. (02) 727-54-63
    Clinic Schedule: Saturdays 8am-12nn (By appointment)

    BALOCA, MARIA MICHIKO CARUNCHO


    Medical Plaza Makati Unit 808
    Amorsolo St. corner De La Rosa, Makati City
    Tel No. 216- 4522 / 0917-500-3368
    Clinic Schedule: By Appointment

    BAUTISTA, MA. PAZ IRENE LUCIDO


    St. Luke’s Medical Center - Quezon City
    Neurodevelopmental Center
    5th floor College of Medicine, E. Rodriguez Ave, Quezon City
    Tel No. 727-5463 or 723-0101 local 3601
    Clinic Schedule: Saturday 1-5pm (By appointment)

    BENITEZ, BERNADETTE CARPIO (On Indefinite Leave)


    Suite 228, Makati Medical Center, Amorsolo St., Makati City
    Tel No. (02) 8888-999 loc 2228

    Suite 506, Medical Office Bldg., Asian Hospital and Medical Center
    Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
    Tel No. (02) 771-9336

    BRAGANZA, KATHRYN BALTAZAR


    UST Hospital Room 419, 4th floor, Clinical Division, España, Manila
    Tel No. (02) 731-0001 local 2656/ 9252592
    Clinic Schedule: MWF 1-5 PM (By appointment)

    CAGUIOA, MARIA CRISTINA REYES


    Las Piñas Doctors Hospital Rm 604
    CAA road, Las Piñas City
    Tel No. (02) 825-5236 / 0929-4655918
    Clinic Schedule: By appointment

    CRUZ-CONDUCTO, CHRISTINE LEONOR MA.


    Philippine Children's Medical Center
    Specialty Clinics, Room 18
    Quezon Avenue, Quezon City 1100
    Tel No. 924-6601/588-9900 loc. 320
    Clinic Schedule: By Appointment

    St. Luke’s Medical Center - Quezon City
    Neurodevelopmental Center
    5th Floor Medicine Bldg., E. Rodriguez Avenue Sr., Quezon City
    Tel No. 727-5463/ 723-0101 loc. 3601
    Clinic Schedule: By Appointment

    Manila Doctors Hospital
    Child Neurosciences Center
    U.N. Avenue, Manila
    Tel No. (02) 558-0888 loc. 0705
    Clinic Schedule: By Appointment

    DACUMOS, MARIZEL PULHIN


    St. Luke’s Medical Center – Global City
    Suite 531, Medical Arts Building
    32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
    Tel No. (02) 789-7700 local 7531 / 0905-102073/ 0930-3520313
    Clinic Schedule: Mon, Fri and Sat 9am – 4pm (By Appointment)

    Manila Med Child Development Enrichment Center
    (CDEC), U.N. Avenue cor. Taft Avenue, Ermita, Manila
    Tel No. 523-8131 local 7795 &7796 / 0917-6524453
    Clinic Schedule: Monday 9am – 4pm (By Appointment)

    DIMALANTA, FRANCIS XAVIER DANIEL MARONILLA


    St. Luke’s Medical Center – Global City
    Suite 805, Medical Arts Building
    32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
    Tel No. Trunk Line 789-7700 local 7805
    Clinic Schedule: Monday/Wednesday/Friday/ Saturday 10AM-4PM (Strictly By Appointment)

    St. Luke’s Medical Center – Quezon City
    Suite 208, Medical Arts Building
    279 E. Rodriguez Ave., Quezon City 1102
    Tel No. Direct Line/Fax 726-2578
    Trunk Line 723-0101 local 6208
    Clinic Schedule: Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday 9AM-4PM (By Appointment)

    Philippine Cerebral Palsy Rehabilitation Center, Inc.
    Sacred Heart St., San Antonio Village, Makati City
    Tel No. 8951786 or 899-1947
    Clinic Schedule: Wednesdays (By Appointment)

    EUSEBIO, JOSELYN ALONZO


    Room 203, MAB, St. Luke's Medical Center
    E. Rodriguez Avenue, Quezon City
    Tel No. (02) 723-1063
    Clinic Schedule: Wednesday and Friday 9-12 am

    Room 112, UERMMMC
    Aurora Blvd. Quezon City
    Tel No. (02) 715-6844
    Clinic Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday 1-4 pm (By appointment)

    Eusebio Medical Clinic
    No. 21 East Road cor 17th Avenue Cubao, Quezon City
    Tel No. (02) 4380413
    Clinic Schedule: Monday and Friday 2-5 pm; Saturday 8am - 5 pm (By appointment)

    FALCOTELO, AGNES GACOSTA


    Capitol Medical Center Room 208
    Scout Magbanua St. cor. Quezon Avenue, Quezon City
    Tel No. +632-400-0886 / (02) 372-3825 loc. 3235
    Clinic Schedule: Friday/Saturday 3-6 PM

    MCU Hospital Room 19 Doctors Clinic
    EDSA, Caloocan City
    Tel No. (02) 363-3790
    Clinic Schedule: Saturday 10 AM- 1PM

    MBS Specialty Clinic
    No. 7 Asuncion St., Morning Breeze Subdivision, Caloocan City
    Tel No. (02) 366-1188
    Clinic Schedule: Tuesday 10 AM -12 NN

    San Juan De Dios Hospital Room 2
    Roxas Blvd., Pasay City
    Tel No. (02) 8319731 local 1251/ +63999-3611933
    Clinic Schedule: Thursday (By appointment)

    Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Room 203
    Sta. Mesa, Manila
    Tel No. (02) 716-3901/ +63908-9213049
    Clinic Schedule: Friday 10 AM – 12 NN

    FRANCISCO, MELINDA LICUANAN


    M. Francisco Children's Medical Clinic
    497 MRR St. Manggahan, Pasig City
    Tel No. (02) 579-1722
    Clinic Schedule: Mon/Tue/Thu/Sat 9am-2pm (By appointment)

    RG Medical Center
    1872 Evangelista St., Bangkal, Makati City
    Tel No. (02) 844-1392
    Clinic Schedule: Friday/Sunday 3-5 pm (By appointment)

    HERRIN, JACK ALEXANDER CO


    Room 171 MAB 3 Cardinal Santos Medical Center
    Wilson Street, Greenhills West, San Juan
    Tel No. 727-0001 local 2171; (0908) 438-2773
    Clinic Schedule: Tue/Thu/Sat 8 am to 5 pm

    Child Development Unit
    Capitol Medical Center, Scout Magbanua Street, Quezon City
    Tel No. 372-3825 local 1120
    Clinic Schedule: By Appointment

    Room 218 Marian Medical Arts Building
    Dahlia Street corner Regalado Avenue
    West Fairview, Novaliches, Quezon City
    Tel No. 936-2712; (0908) 438-2773
    Clinic Schedule: By Appointment

    LAZARO, JOEL D.


    Asian Hospital and Medical Center
    Rm 719 Medical Office Building, Filinvest Corp City, Alabang, Muntinlupa
    Tel No. (02) 771-9250
    Clinic Schedule: Monday/Friday 1-5 PM (By appointment)

    MALIJAN, MARIA CIELO BALITA


    Neurodevelopmental Center
    University of Perpetual Help Dalta Medical Center, Zapote Road, Las Piñas
    Tel No. 8748515 local 138
    Clinic Schedule: By appointment

    Child Neurosciences Center
    Manila Doctors Hospital, U.N. Avenue, Manila
    Tel No. 558-0888 local 4526
    Clinic Schedule: By appointment

    MANALO, STELLA GUERRERO


    Unit 203 JEMCO Building (BDO Bank on the ground
    floor) C. Raymundo Ave. corner Bernal St., Rosario, Pasig City
    Tel No. GlobeDuo landline (02) 211-6212 or (0917)-8016686
    Clinic Schedule: Mon and Sat pm (By appointment)

    Suite 1209, Medical Arts Tower Inc. (MATI), The
    Medical City, Ortigas Ave., Pasig City
    Tel No. (02) 633-6686/ (0920)-976930 / (0917)-8296566
    Clinic Schedule: Thurs & Fri pm, Sat am (By appointment)

    FMAB (Faculty Medical Arts Building)
    2nd floor, Pediatrics, Philippine General Hospital
    Compound, Taft Ave., Manila
    Tel No. 708-0000 local 162/ (0932)-8724004
    Clinic Schedule: Tues/Wed pm (By appointment)

    MORAL, MA. ANNA LOURDES ARBOLADO


    Suite 506 Medical Offices Building
    Asian Hospital and Medical Center
    Tel No. 7719336/ 0932-6673380
    Clinic Schedule: Monday/Friday/Saturday 9am-1pm (by appointment)

    Pediatrics Unit, UP-PGH Faculty Medical Arts
    Building (FMAB), PGH Compound, Taft Avenue, Manila
    Tel No. 5548400 loc 2128/ 0932-6673380
    Clinic Schedule: Tuesday 1-4pm

    Manila Med Child Development Enrichment Center
    (CDEC). Taft avenue corner UN Avenue, Manila
    Tel No. 09176524453
    Clinic Schedule: 2nd and 3rd Thursday (By appointment)

    NAVARRO, JACQUELINE ONGKINGCO


    Unit 907 Medical Arts Tower, The Medical City, Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City
    Tel No. 6362818/ 9881000 and 9887000 loc. 5104 / 0915-5319224
    Clinic Schedule: Mon to Sat (By Appointment)

    PACIFICO, MA. ROCHELLE BUENAVISTA


    Still Waters Center for Exceptional Children
    3rd Floor Kennedy Center Bldg,
    2105 Prime St. cor. Ventura St. Madrigal Business
    Park, Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa City
    Tel No. 807-9969/ 985-5664
    Clinic Schedule: Wed 1 - 5 pm (By appointment)

    Protacio Hospital
    484 Quirino Ave., Paranaque City
    Tel No. (02)8522953/ (0917) 8066194
    Clinic Schedule: Monday 9am - 1pm (Strictly by appointment)

    PLANTA, PABLITO JR. MORALLO


    MedMom Child Development Clinic
    2/F, Fun Ranch, Frontera Verde, Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City
    Tel No. (02) 234-2554/ 0919-3672002
    Clinic Schedule: Mon/Wed 1-5pm, Tue/Thur/Sat 9am-1pm (By appointment)

    Pediatric Multi-Specialty Wellness Clinic
    6/F, Podium Bldg., The Medical City
    Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City
    Tel No. (02) 988-1000 loc. 6265, 6386 and 6579
    Clinic Schedule: Mon/Wed 9am-12pm (By appointment)

    World Citi Medical Center Rm 221
    960, Aurora Blvd, Quezon City
    Tel No. 438-4772 loc. 221/ 0919-4763558
    Clinic Schedule: Tue/Thur 3-6pm (By appointment)

    PRUDENCIO, MARY ANN MOYA


    Rm 205 Casa De Moya Building
    0524 Baltazar St., Pasig City
    (Walking distance from the Pasig City Fire Station)
    Tel No. 0917-800-6370 / 0917-948-6370
    Clinic Schedule: By Appointment

    QUILENDRINO, MARIA ISABEL OSABEL


    Perpetual Succor Hospital and Maternity (PSHM)
    Ground Floor, 836 F. Cayco St., Sampaloc, Manila
    Tel No. 7311631/ 0932-8864727
    Clinic Schedule: Mon 9 am-12 noon, Wed 1-5pm (By appointment)

    QualiMed-FMAB (Faculty Medical Arts Building)
    UP-PGH Complex, Taft Ave., Manila
    Tel No. 708-0000 local 162/ 0932-8864727
    Clinic Schedule: Monday/ Saturday 1-5 pm (By appointment)

    Still Waters Center for Exceptional Children
    3rd Flr, Kennedy Center Bldg, 2105 Prime St. cor.
    Ventura St., Madrigal Business Park, Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa City
    Tel No. 807-9969/ 985-5664
    Clinic Schedule: Friday 9 am-5pm (By appointment)

    Manila Med Child Development and Enrichment
    Center (CDEC), Taft cor. UN Avenue, Manila
    Tel No. +63 917-6524453
    Clinic Schedule: Tues 1-5 pm/ Sat 9 am-12 noon (By appointment)

    Diliman Doctors Hospital
    Room 707
    Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City
    Tel No. 0932-8864727
    Clinic Schedule: Thursday 9am to 5pm (By appointment)

    RAMOS, JOAN HAZEL JANDOC


    Room 504, 5th flr, Pacific Global Medical Center,
    Mindanao Avenue, Quezon City
    Tel No. 9014941 local 5504/ 09236197996
    Clinic Schedule: Saturday 8 to 5 pm (By appointment)

    Room 5, 6th floor, Providence Hospital
    Quezon Avenue, Quezon City
    Tel No. 921-3888/ 0917-8857424
    Clinic Schedule: MWF 8 to 11 am (By appointment)

    Room 207, 2nd floor, St. Vincent Hospital
    Concepcion, Marikina City
    Tel No. 4254314/ 09262453770
    Clinic Schedule: Tues 5 to 7 pm, Wed 2 to 7pm (By appointment)

    RELOZA, MA. VERONICA NABLE


    Room 216, Makati Medical Center
    2 Amorsolo St., Legaspi Village, Makati City
    Tel No. 8935134 / 8888999 local 2216
    Clinic Schedule: Mon to Sat (By Appointment)

    REYES, ALEXIS SOCORRO DE LEON


    Child Neurosciences Center Room 2 (temporary clinic), Philippine Children's Medical Center
    Quezon Avenue, Quezon City
    Tel No. 0917-9183238/ 924-6601/ 588-9900
    Clinic Schedule: Saturdays 8am to 6 pm (By appointment)

    Suite 217 Makati Medical Center
    2 Amorsolo St, Makati City
    Tel No. 888-8999 loc. 2217
    Clinic Schedule: Monday and Wednesday (8am to 6 pm) By appointment

    REYSIO-CRUZ, MARCELINO III GATCHALIAN


    Rm. 207, Capitol Medical Center III, Scout
    Magbanua cor. Quezon Avenue, Quezon City
    Tel No. (02) 371-2106/ (02) 372-3825 local 3234 / 0916-6876210
    Clinic Schedule: Monday to Saturday (By Appointment)

    SALAZAR, MA. NOEMI TANGLAO


    Rm. 511, 5/F, UST Clinical Division,
    A.H. Lacson St., Sampaloc, Manila
    Tel No. (02) 731-3001 loc. 2452
    Clinic Schedule: By Appointment

    Rm. 215, Physicians' Center, VRP Medical Center, EDSA, Mandaluyong City
    Tel No. (02) 534-1471
    Clinic Schedule: By Appointment

    Rm 513 Marian Medical Arts Bldg, FEU Hospital, Fairview, Quezon City
    Tel No. (02) 935-4336
    Clinic Schedule: By Appointment

    SANCHEZ, JOCELYN SANTOS


    Room 533 Medical Arts Building
    St. Luke's Medical Center-Quezon City,
    279 E. Rodriguez Sr. Ave., Quezon City
    Tel No. 7230101 loc. 6533/ 09237353730
    Clinic Schedule: Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday 1-6 pm (By Appointment)

    St. Luke’s Medical Center – Global City
    Suite 931, Medical Arts Building, 32nd Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
    Tel No. 789-7700 local 7931/ 0925-7209328
    Clinic Schedule: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9am – 5pm (By Appointment)

    SIA, JAN HAROLD DE LA CRUZ


    Makati Medical Center
    Room 239, Hall B, Tower 1, 2 Amorsolo St., Legaspi Village, Makati
    Tel No. 8888-999 loc. 2239
    Clinic Schedule: Thurs/Sat (By appointment)

    Manila Doctors Hospital
    Room 611, DSMT Building
    664 T. M. Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila
    Tel No. 558-0888 loc. 5110/ 0917-805-6283
    Clinic Schedule: Wed 9-3 pm (By appointment)

    Pediatric Multi-Specialty Wellness Clinic
    The Medical City, 6th Floor Podium Bldg, Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City
    Tel No. 988-1000/988-7000 local 6265
    Clinic Schedule: Tue 1-4 pm (By appointment)

    TAN, ELIZABETH GO


    MBS Specialty Clinic, #104-B Asuncion St., Morning
    Breeze Subdivision, Caloocan City
    Tel No. (02) 366-1188
    Clinic Schedule: (By Appointment)

    Chinese General Hospital MAB, 9th Flr. Rm 917
    Tel No. 711-4141 loc. 1917; 0943-4779013
    Clinic Schedule: Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday (By appointment)

    Fatima University and Medical Center
    #102, 5th Floor Fatima, Mc-Arthur Highway,
    Marulas, Valenzuela City
    Tel No. 291-65-38 loc. 877
    Clinic Schedule: (by appointment)

    TANCHANCO, LOURDES BERNADETTE SUMPAICO


    MedMom Child Development Clinic
    2nd Floor Fun Ranch Mall, Fronterra Verde (near Tiendesitas), Ortigas Ave., Pasig City
    Tel No. 2342554/ 09193672002
    Clinic Schedule: By Appointment

    Unit 1004, Medical Arts Tower, The Medical City
    Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City
    Tel No. (02) 635-6789 loc 5120 / (02) 706-3203 / 0919-3672002
    Clinic Schedule: Strictly by appointment

    TREICHLER, ANNA MARIA


    Suite 407 Medical Towers Makati
    103 V.A. Rufino St, Legaspi VIllage, Makati 1229
    Telephone/Fax: (02) 818 8582
    Clinic Schedule: Strictly by appointment

    VILLADOLID, RITA GRACE REYES


    Child Neurosciences Center
    Manila Doctors Hospital
    UN Avenue, Manila
    Tel No. (02) 558-0888 loc. 4526
    Clinic Schedule: Tuesday and Saturday (By appointment)

    St. Victoria Hospital
    JP Rizal St., Marikina City
    Tel No. (02) 475-1552 loc 104/ 0922-8854521
    Clinic Schedule: Monday and Thursday (By appointment)

    MlaMed Child Development Enrichment Center
    U.N. Avenue cor. Taft Avenue, Ermita, Manila
    Tel No. 523-8131 local 7795/7796 / Mobile No. 0917-6524453
    Clinic Schedule: Wed and Friday (By appointment)

    Northern Luzon


    DIMALANTA, FRANCIS XAVIER DANIEL MARONILLA


    A Child’s Dream Foundation, Inc.
    Baguio Pines City Lion’s Club, Lion’s Club Int’l
    Foundation Bldg., Gov. Pack Rd., Baguio City
    Tel No. (074) 446-6121
    Clinic Schedule: Strictly by Appointment
    FRANCISCO, MELINDA LICUANAN

    House of Smiles
    2nd Floor Nixem Bldg, Rosario cor Alexander St., Urdaneta, Pangasinan
    Tel No. 09177175422 c/o teacher Aimee or 09328515393
    Clinic Schedule: Every 3rd Wed (By appointment)

    FRONDA-DE VERA, MILLICENT MAE


    Notre Dame de Chartres Hospital
    Rm. 216, Gen. Luna Rd., Baguio City
    Tel No. (074) 619 8531 to 34 loc 216/ 09197644888
    Clinic Schedule: Tuesday to Saturday (By appointment)

    Room 115 Urdaneta Sacred Heart Hospital
    San Vicente, Urdaneta City, Pangasinan
    Tel No. 09197644888
    Clinic Schedule: Monday (By appointment)

    PLANTA, PABLITO JR. MORALLO


    Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical
    Center, 6, San Julian, Batac City, Ilocos Norte
    Tel No. (077) 792-3144 / 0917-5482179
    Clinic Schedule: By appointment

    Rehabworks Therapy Center
    No. 80, Campos St., Caritan Centro
    Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
    Tel No. 0922-2684633
    Clinic Schedule: By appointment

    PRUDENCIO, MARY ANN MOYA


    Prudencio Medical Clinic
    9 McKinley St. Binalonan, Pangasinan 2436
    Tel No.0917-948-6370 or 0917-800-6370
    Clinic Schedule: Sunday (By appointment)

    RAMOS, JOAN HAZEL JANDOC


    M.I.N.D.S
    Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
    Tel No. 09178857424/ 09277247302
    Clinic Schedule: By appointment

    Veterans Regional Hospital
    Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
    Tel No. 09178857424/ 09277247302
    Clinic Schedule: Every 3rd Thursday of the month (By appointment)

    De Vera Medical Center
    Santiago, Isabela
    Tel No. 09168510588
    Clinic Schedule: By appointment

    Central Luzon


    BAUTISTA, MA. PAZ IRENE LUCIDO


    Room 222 Angeles University Foundation Medical
    Center, McArthur Highway, Angeles City, Pampanga
    Tel No. (045) 625-2999 local 2222/ 0920-9512831
    Clinic Schedule: Monday 9am- 4pm (By appointment)

    GESU Child Development Center
    Brgy Lara, City of San Fernando Pampanga
    (across Coke-Baliti)
    Tel No. 0922-8857014
    Tuesday, Wed and Friday 8-5pm (By appointment)

    St. Agnes Polyclinic
    #15 20th St. West Bajac Bajac, Olongapo City
    Tel No. (047) 2249101 / 09083019229
    Clinic Schedule: Wednesdays (by appointment)

    BRAGANZA, KATHRYN BALTAZAR


    Baypointe Hospital and Medical Center
    Dewey Avenue, Subic Bay Freeport Zone
    Tel No. 0922-8441653
    Clinic Schedule: Sat 9 am to 4 pm (By appointment)

    Therafun Intervention Center Dela Fuente
    Compound, Capitol Drive, Balanga, Bataan
    Tel No. 0915-2049700
    Clinic Schedule: Tuesday 9 am to 4 pm (By appointment)

    HERRIN, JACK ALEXANDER CO


    4 Tampoy Street (near Malolos City Hall)
    Malolos City, Bulacan
    Tel. No. (0908) 438-2773
    Clinic Schedule: Wednesdays 8:00am to 5:00pm

    PRUDENCIO, MARY ANN MOYA


    Central Luzon Doctor’s Hospital
    Room 12, Tarlac City, Tarlac
    Tel No. 0917-948-6370 or 0917-800-6370
    Clinic Schedule: by appointment

    TAN, ELIZABETH GO


    Meycauayan Doctors Hospital
    Tel No. 0923-6619213
    Clinic Schedule: (By appointment)

    TANCHANCO, LOURDES BERNADETTE SUMPAICO


    The Medical City Ambulatory Center
    ARDI HealthCare, Berthaphil Compound III, Jose Abad Santos Ave. 
    Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga
    Tel No. 0919-3672002
    Clinic Schedule: Strictly by appointment

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    13 comments

    1. I'm sorry. This would be frustrating. I hate when you can't find a good doctor. We're a military family so we have to be seen on base, and sometimes it doesn't always go smoothly.

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    2. Unacceptable. Thoroughly unacceptable. I'd say you lucked out. There are most definitely better places.

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    3. I cannot believe this! I would be absolutely livid. LIVID! I can't believe they could do that.

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    4. My kids doctor of over 20 years refused to write a prescription for a knee scooter for his injury since we had not made an appointment in the last year. They wanted us to schedule an exam first since we went to the urgent care and not them. So I will be looking for a new doctor for the kids

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    5. I hate to hear this. I know it happens but it is too frustrating.

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    6. I’m so sorry to hear that this happened to you.

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    7. Richelle Escat25 May 2021 at 21:08

      That was really sad to hear, I've heard a few stories like that, it's so dissappointing.

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    8. I've never thought about this issue but I am glad to find out more about this argument!

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    9. I've not heard of doctors refusing patients before. I think you would be better off finding another doctor. That is shocking!!!

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    10. This is frustrating! I am sorry it happened to your family. I hope you find a much better doctor for your son soonest.

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    11. God bless those doctors. They are doing a great thing for families.

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    12. Sorry to ask but may I know the name of the doctor? It's just that I'm looking for one for my son and don't want to encounter the same doctor.

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